Need list of med contents in 1970's dated 1st aid kit, individual
Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:53 PM
Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:32 AM
What I meant to say is that these kits came with a paper list of contents that included NSNs.
If I remember correctly they contained bandaids, chapstick, field dressing, water purification tables, an OD green trianagular bandage with safety pins, a special eye injury dressing and two or three empty plastic pill bottles. Although we seldom got them with all contents complete.
The OD triangular bandage was a popular item. Marines would repurpose them as bandanas or scarves in hot weather. Consequently it was often missing.
There are photos and discussions of these kits on this forum.
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:10 AM
Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:26 PM
Although I understand you are looking for contents list used with the later nylon Case Medical Instrument and Supply Set No 8 (NSN: 6546-01-094-6142) Used in conjunction with the plastic insert, I do have some photos of contents and packing lists for Vietnam Era First Aid Kit, Individual (FSN: 6545-823-8165) that may be of interest in showing the progression of Individual First Aid Kit contents in that era. I don't have any packing lists for the Case No 8 based Individual First Aid Kit on hand unfortunately.
Note that both of these kits are assembled by different depots using 1944-45 contract jungle first aid kit pouches. In the case of the Defense Depot Tracy kit the WWII pouch has had the new FSN (6545-912-0625) stenciled on the lid.
Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:28 PM
Close up of the packing list for the above kit. Apologies for the lack of focus, this is from an old auction listing.
Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:38 PM
Another kit from the Tracy Depot. Note the plastic wrapped Dressings, First Aid, Field, Individual Troop, Camouflaged, 4 x 7 Inches FSN 6510-201-7455 and separate packet of Sodium Bicarbonate Mix. I don't have any documentation for when the transition from waxed carton to plastic occurred but would think it would be well before 1970.
Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:47 PM
Just a correction that both of the above kits and contents lists are from Defense Depot Tracy in California but assembled by different packers with the first kit (missing some contents) showing the handwritten addition of salt tablets to the list. Unfortunately they are not dated but would be sometime between 1963 (Zip codes introduced) and 1974 (FSN replaced by NSN).
Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:09 PM
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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:45 AM
Ok.. Lets try this again.. Had to email the pics to myself & download them onto desktop comp to resize... Some are alittle fuzzy as well???
Anyways, The 1st pic is of both first aid kits & muslin bandages with (3) rolled 2in x 6yds. I found the muslin bandages in goodwill for .79cents each!! Inserts are contract dated 74 & inserts are contract dated 73 & 74...
Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:50 AM
Pic 2 is upclose of kit on left side.. Most of everything is dated 73/74.. Except sodium bicarbonate is dated 1965..This kit seems to have most of it's contents.. Still missing a few items.. How they manage to get 3 pill bottles down in this little thing with all the bandages is beyond me!!!!
Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:54 AM
Pic 3. Kit is the one on the right.. Missing some items.. I have a few more bandages on the way & I can ad a couple of other bandages to it.. Iodine & water purfication tablets are dated in the early 80's... Not all there but still, not too bad either..
Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:57 AM
Pic number 4 is upcloase pic of the bandages I had laying around in a bag.....
Muslin bandages I don't know how old they are??? Gotta be before Vietnam Era to be in cardboard boxes???? The other bandages are contract dated 73...
Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:59 AM
Pic # 5 is of everything in (left side kit) inside insert.. Like I said, How does one manage to get 3 pill bottles down in this little plastic box?!?!
Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:02 PM
Last picture... 1st aid kits all together & closed up.. I was planning on only getting one first aid kit, but after I found another one online with the corect dated bandages & only the insert & the pouch elsewhere, I decided to get them..
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