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Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 21:05
by rodshack
Hope someone can help?

I'm going to assume that dressings were shipped in large boxes to the dressing stations and aid posts and can't find any info anywhere.

I really want to bulk up our display with some transit boxes - ideally Carlisle dressings - but I don't want a massive stack of loose boxes.

Anyone able to advise how these dressings were transported before they were issued out?

Thanks in advance.

Rod

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 02:05
by Skypig

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 09:31
by rodshack
Thanks Mike

That'll certainly help. :)

Cheers

Rod

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 12:30
by jumpwings

Hi Mike

Comes up as "link not found"??

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 04:22
by Skypig
Try going to the main page, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doc_hoovie/ "Files", "Medical Items", "Bandages and wound related", "Carlisle10pack.pdf". Hope that works.

Mike

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:31
by Ben
Mike,
I think people may need to be registered in order to access the Files section on the Doc Hoovie Group...
Thanks,
Ben

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 15:21
by Skypig
Good point. I think your right. Mike

Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 02:42
by sgtpeter
Rod -

Based on my knowledge of how the Army packed other items for overseas shipment, I would make the assumption that the carton of bandages you are asking about were further packed in a wood crate. I have never seen a wood crate specifically for field dressings, but the period photos I have seen for the medical depots would re-enforce the idea that most items were shipped in wood crates.

As for the cartons, I have several pictures of the cartons that can be used as a reference.

This one is definitely WW2 Army. The carton measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 4".
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This one may be post WW2 but I can't tell for sure. Exact size unknown.
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This one is WW2 with a US Navy stock number. The manufacturer probably produced for Army and Navy (thus the stamp) so changing to an Army stock number should work. Exact size unknown but probably pretty close to the first one as the bandages were packed the same way.
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Hope that helps.