Householders First Aid Case, Nottingham, England, 1939-1941

Made:
1939-1941 in Nottingham
maker:
Boots Pure Drug Company Limited (maker)

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Householders first aid case as recommended by the Home Office for A.R.P., prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd.,
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first aid kit, Householders First Aid Case as recommended by the Home Office for A.R.P., (Air Raid Precautions) prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., Nottingham, 1939-1941, contains absorbent surgical lint, cotton wool, bandages, touriniquet, safety pins, lacking smellng salts ampoules, sal volatile, solution of iodine, triangular arm bandage (test)

This first aid kit was intended for civilians facing air raids during the Second World War. It was recommended by the Home Office as part of the larger kit needed for Air Raid Precautions (ARP). The kit contained cotton wool, bandages, a tourniquet, safety pins, smelling salts, solution of iodine and a triangular arm bandage. It was purchased at Boots the Chemist.

The kit was intended for a family of six or seven people, to treat shock and minor injuries until professional medical help could be given. The smelling salts would have been used to bring around those who had fainted or been knocked unconscious.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1985-869
Materials:
cardboard, cotton, incomplete and textile
Measurements:
closed: 95 mm x 246 mm x 142 mm, .54 kg
open: 210 mm x 246 mm x 230 mm, .54 kg
type:
first aid kit and first aid (general)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Friern Antiques

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