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Tue Apr 03, 2007 22:50

Hi Everyone,
I am trying hard to compile a list of ALL possible manufacturers of the above F-A Kits. Collecting the List of Contents (see Instructions Sheets inside cover) and the names of the different Manufacturers (indicated on Instructions Sheets) should help me record and edit an extra article on the subject. Item numbers, nomenclature, quantities, and contents have changed throughout the war years, and should prove an interesting study of their evolution in WW2.
Could those of you who have subject Kits in your collection, send us good copies of the Instructions Sheets, indicating the type of F-A Kit (regular or gas casualty).
All help appreciated. Sincere thanks.
Alain (MRC)

Data covering non-regular F-A Kits are equally welcome (plain civilian and/or OCD)

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Tue Apr 03, 2007 23:20

Hi Alain

This is the contents listing of my A E HALPERIN Liferaft and Life Boat First Aid kit 1944. Hope it's the sort of thing you are after

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Cheers

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 09:26

Hi Martyn,
GREAT ! This is exactly what I was looking for - very much appreciated your prompt reaction, I noted there are no Item Numbers only basic designations.
Would you have a picture of the Kit, i.e. case too ? is it in wood or metal ?
Sincere thanks for your precious help.
Best regards,
Alain (MRC) :lol:

I hope more will follow ... :?:

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 13:12

Hi Alain

Glad to be of help.

Here are a couple of pictures of the kit, which is in a metal box.I have 4 items missing
AMMONIA INHALANTS
PHENOBARBITAL TABLETS
TINCTURE OF IODINE
YELLOW MERCURIC OXIDE OPTHALMIC OINTMENT

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 13:14

Here is a copy of the contents of my M.S.A. 36 Unit kit

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 13:31

Here is some info in a BURROUGHS WELLCOME "TABLOID" PAC-KIT manual that I own

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Thu Apr 05, 2007 07:06

Hi Martyn,
This is fantastic ! My sincerest thanks for providing the additional illustrations. I had never seen the "Tabloid" brand F-A Kits before ! Swell to discover medical goodies I wasn't aware of.
Also the 36-Unit MSA "D" (drawer type) is new to me - I am aware of the smaller version, such as the 12-Unit "D" type, and ... maybe a 24-Unit version existed too ? who knows ... ?
Very much appreciated your help,
Best regards,
Alain (MRC) :D


Hey fellas, I hope Martyn's response will trigger more Forum members to react

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Fri Apr 20, 2007 16:54

Hey Guys,
Except for Martyn - no one else has come up with the requested data !
Come on fellas, there MUST be more of you who have these Kits in their medical collection !
This is what the Forum is all about - interchange ideas, data, knowledge !
Let's do it ...
Thanks,
Alain (MRC)

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Sat May 05, 2007 21:54

Hi Fellas,
Apart from Martyn, Ben, and myself - we have had NO more inputs for the last 2 weeks !
Come on, wake up there, I know there MUST be MORE !

Don't let us down ...

Alain (MRC)

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Tue May 08, 2007 12:23

I don't want it seem like I'm hogging this thread but I do own a Harley :lol:

Here goes with a AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS KIT

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LID

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CONTENTS LIST

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CLOSE UP OF CONTENTS LIST

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CONTENTS AS PER LIST

I'll get some pictures of my USMC 12 unit vehicle kit posted next

Cheers

Martyn

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Wed May 09, 2007 09:10

Martyn,
WOW ! Tell me buddy, how many more First-Aid kits have you got stashed away ?
Though I only collect E.T.O. US Army goodies, I'm glad you help us with illustrations of ARC, USN, and USMC medical items - since this is another way of learning more about other medical related arms and services of WW2 !
Thanks for your precious help,
Best regards,
Alain (MRC) :D

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Wed May 09, 2007 09:43

Hi Alain

Only to pleased to be of help. :D

I've got a 24 Unit Burroughs Wellcome "TABLOID" kit, minus contents label but with all contents. Another Burroughs Wellcome, this one is a 16 Unit School Bus kit from the 1950's.The USMC 12 Unit vehicle kit (Davis Emergency) and one of my favorites, a Conray Products USN First Aid Kit with an amazing "First Aid Hints" label on the inside of the lid.

I'll post pictures ASAP.

Cheers

Martyn

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Wed May 09, 2007 22:27

Martyn,

Let me also thank you for your excellent response to Alain's inquiry. Your replies and images really are appreciated, and I am looking forward to seeing what else you have stashed away in your collection.

Thanks for posting these instruction sheets,
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Here is the USN FIRST AID KIT.

Metal box with a great "FIRST AID HINTS" label on the inside of the lid.

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The small box with no visible label in the picture is "One Head Dressing adjustable"

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Mon May 14, 2007 10:10

Martyn,
You continue to amaze me (I mean us) with your illustrations of 'hidden treasures' for which, our sincere thanks !
But, I'm not gonna stop you from continuing ...
Appreciate your willingness to share this all with the Forum .
Best regards,
Alain (MRC)

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