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gwalchmai

Does anyone have any pictures and or sizes of the dressing/bandage packs kept in the field medical companion and field surgical haversack. They are described thus -  

 

Bandages, loose woven, compressed 3 in wide

12

Bandages, triangular, compressed

4

Bandages, loose woven, compressed, 3 in

12

Bandages, triangular

Gauze, Double Cyanide, compressed, in 2 ½ yard packets

 15 yards

 

 

4

 

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MrSwan

If the pics I pm'ed to you previously aren't sufficient, you could try the Museum of Military Medicine https://museumofmilitarymedicine.org.uk/

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gwalchmai

the pics were excellent, but as they are drawings I cannot make out the packaging and wording on the bandage items

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gwalchmai

No joy there. Im waiting for some news from the army medic museum but it is astonishing that I cannot seem to find anything on the web :). Non British stuff yes, field and shell dressings yes, even double cyanide gauze but no joy with bog standard army bandages :)

 

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seaJane

I used to have a field dressing in my desk filing cabinet but suspect that it was WW2....

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MrSwan

gwalchmai,

 

This is from the Down Bros catalogue of 1906, showing a Field Medical Companion of the 1905 pattern. The bandages and dressings you are interested in are in labelled paper packs.

 

Jonathan

 

Field Medical Companion page.jpg

FMC pic.jpg

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MrSwan

Just found this in the Maw, Son & Sons catalogue of 1913

Maw.jpg

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Sepoy
On 12/16/2017 at 12:21, seaJane said:

I used to have a field dressing in my desk filing cabinet but suspect that it was WW2....

I did not realise that working in a Library was so dangerous :rolleyes:

 

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seaJane

You'd be surprised...

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gwalchmai

Now it says the field companion is hide covered - which I assume disappears as the war gets going. But hide covered what? I have seen pics of ones that are canvas covered metal boxes and some that claim to be ww1 but are wicker covered with canvas - thoughts?

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Wexflyer

Trivia: Gamgee apparently inspired the name of the "Lord of the Rings" character...

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gwalchmai

Got those, but thank you for looking :)

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