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  1. On 6/23/2013 at 8:31 PM, Keystone said:

     The "T" top aluminum pins from the Vietnam era were issued with specification JAN-P-501A dated 4 May 1949. I don't know when the color was changed but I have had original orange pins with a wrapper dated 1967. Hope this helps.

    Tim

    Keystone: I'd like to see the orange pins in a wrapper dated 1967. Can you post one?

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    2 hours ago, patches said:

    Nice liner, and a good comparison with the stripes, but this particular 101 liner,, Screaming Eagles decal with no AIRBORNE tab, will date from the early 50s till around  March or so in1956 when the 101 was a training division, we can guess this color stripe combination was used with various units for several years in the 50s well into the 60s, just what it signified, this and other colors, solid or dual stripes???

     

    It is possible that the blue and white stripe, along with the rank insignia, are original to the liner and the 101 decals could have been added later. Here is a side by side comparison of the 2 liners. Remove the 101 decals and the stripes are a spot on match.

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  3. On 6/6/2020 at 10:32 PM, gman5004 said:

    Oh awesome! Thank you for the pictures! The same surplus store has one of those 1974 pattern covers as well, guess I'll have to snag that too next time I'm there.

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  4. On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 6:41 AM, QED4 said:

    There appears to be no ZipCode in the company address so it would be pre-1963 and the Federal Stock Number makes it post-1957.

    Neither of them have a zip code. The one on the bottom was in an early USMC issue First Aid Kit in a WWII pouch dated 1945 that was reissued in the early 1960's. This kit contained both Korean War stock numbers (2-003-180 bandage), 1961 dated Water Purification Tablets, and early DSA (1962) medical items. I was able to date the bottom one to April 1961 based on the package in the attached photo. My research indicates that the 11-digit Federal Stock Number was first used by the Defense Munitions Board's Cataloging Agency in 1949 to identify items in the Joint Army-Navy Catalog System. I tried to locate the date that this FSN was assigned to no avail. I believe the top one is a pre-1961, mid to late 1950's issue that was still in use during the Vietnam era.

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  5. On ‎6‎/‎6‎/‎2020 at 11:59 AM, Survival said:

    Was the M2 jungle first aid kit actually used in Korea?   If they were was it just a few individuals or units using left over WW2 stock?   

    I've found quite a few photos of the M2 in use by Marines and Navy Corpsman in Korea. Would like to know what the components were. 1st photo 1950, second photo 1953, 3rd photo Corpsman with Unit One and M-2 Kit.

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  6. 8 hours ago, Survival said:

    Missing a few items and one or two might not have been on the official inventory in the bag now. 

    Do you happen to have a copy of the Component List for the 1950's Unit One / M-3 Medic Bag? I have one for the 1960's era dated 1 August 1965. I need a copy for a 1950's set that I am putting together. Thanks for your assistance.

  7. I have a tube of Lip Balm that I acquired with a group of WWII and Korean war medical supplies. The tube has the manual push at the base, as opposed to the twist knob, and appears to be an earlier issue than the push tubes that were issued in the early 1960 First Aid kits that were issued to Marines. The photo shows a side by side comparison of these two tubes, note that while both tubes are metallic have the exact same Federal Stock Number, they are different in length and diameter. Is this a Korean war era issue?

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  8. Thank you, sir, I appreciate it. I will hold onto the P&S 2" x 5 yard plaster, Halco & MS iodine vials. I will place the rest of these items for sale on a vintage medicine site. I also have an interesting snake bite kit that includes an A.E. Halperin Iodine dab, a white Tourniquet that I need to ID. Will post those items now.

     

  9. Over the years I've acquired a significant collection of WWII and Korean War era USGI medical supplies. Among the USGI medical supplies I've obtained, there are vintage boxes of gauze, spools of adhesive tape, bottles of Mercurochrome, Merthiolate, iodine, Spirits of Ammonia and tins of Ointment. I have no idea as to whether these items were part of a medical kit or an item that a GI purchased and added to his medical supply for personal use. Are any of these items part of a med kit? What say you?

     

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  10. Over the years, I've accumulated a decent lot of medical supplies. The majority of these items are easily identified as WWII era. This black roll of rubberized material held together with a strip of adhesive tape - similar to an Ace Bandage, was among a group of WWII medical supplies. I have no idea as to what it is or what is was used for. It is 2-1/8 " in width and 2" in diameter. What is this?

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  11. 27 minutes ago, usmc grunt said:

    It is definitely an M-1967 cover  The 1968 and 1969 models have plastic fasteners. Since the plastic fasteners had a tendency to break, they returned to the metal fasteners in 1970. I have a 1971, 1972 and 1973 model with metal fasteners that look identical to the 68 and 69 models in material pattern. In 1974, another problem was rectified as a result of the canteen cup wearing through the nylon material. The area was reinforced with a horizontal strip. I can post photos of these covers if you'd like to see them along with the contract stamps.

     

    Photos 1 and 2 are a 1972 cover with metal fasteners - clearly reads M-1967. Photos 3 and 4 are a 1973 model.

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  12. It is definitely an M-1967 cover  The 1968 and 1969 models have plastic fasteners. Since the plastic fasteners had a tendency to break, they returned to the metal fasteners in 1970. I have a 1971, 1972 and 1973 model with metal fasteners that look identical to the 68 and 69 models in material pattern. In 1974, another problem was rectified as a result of the canteen cup wearing through the nylon material. The area was reinforced with a horizontal strip. I can post photos of these covers if you'd like to see them along with the contract stamps.

     

  13. On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2020 at 11:35 AM, 29navy said:

    It's pretty much a standard 2" x 6 yds guaze bandage that you would find in any medical kit that called for 2" gauze bandage. Didn't see any listed for the Army kits but in the Navy's shipboard first aid boxes, they were listed.  A stock number and/or contract number would usually not be on the individual boxes but on the outer box/case they come int.  Here's one at 1944supply.com (navy contract):

     

    https://www.1944supply.com/gauze-bandage-3-inch-x-6-yards.html

     

    Thank you. I appreciate it.

     

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    12 hours ago, robinb said:

    The Amber one is usaaf and is for matches.

    Thank you sir! Two Gauze Bandages, 3" x 10 Yards, were also in this group. The boxes are identical in size. One is made by American White Cross Labs, Inc.; the other by Parke-Davis. I've confirmed that both manufacturers provided medical supplies to the US military during WWII. I would like to confirm that these are WWII military issue.  

    Bandage, Gauze, 3 In x 10 Yds. Amer. White Cross Labs (7).jpg

    Bandage, Gauze, 3 In x 10 Yds. Amer. White Cross Labs (8).jpg

    Gauze, 3 In x 6 Yds, Parke-Davis (10).jpg

    Gauze, 3 In x 6 Yds, Parke-Davis (11).jpg

     

    Bandage, Gauze, 3 In x 10 Yds. Amer. White Cross Labs (9).jpg

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