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#1 Pointedcuffs

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

Major J. Van R. Hoff proposed this pouch to the board of Ordnance and Fortification in June of 1901. $500 was allotted for the purchase of as many pouches as practicable for trial. By 1903 the board had received many favorable comments pursuant to the trials of the pouch in the Philippines.

 

The pouch is made of coarse woven natural fabric, suspended from the cartridge belt by a vertical double hook.

 

I was able to purchase this from Bay State 2 weeks ago with what appears to be the original belt it was attached to.

 

 

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#2 Pointedcuffs

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:25 PM

Wow!!! That's a rare one! Congratulations!



#4 sgtdorango

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Very cool, ive never even heard of this!....mike



#5 ludwigh1980

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:09 PM

I saw that one. Good pick up Mario, rarer than rare.

Congrats!



#6 Airborne-Hunter

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

Great piece Mario.I definitely learned something new today. Best ABN



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

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Great piece.  I was too slow.

Very rare with the original hanger to boot... :love:
 



#8 bheskett

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:34 AM

Very nice find.  congrats.

 

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#9 River Patrol

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:07 AM

You're lucky.....a very rare item! I too was too slow.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:02 AM

wow...amazing score.

 

I found this letter from Mills online; it mentions testing of the "Hoff's First Aid Package" in the P.I. circa 1901 to 1903:

 

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