Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Saddle-bag first aid kit, pair of canvas panniers linked by rubber band, containing dressings, tablets and ointments, many prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, 1900-1918

Marked with the words “Mounted Infantry”, this First World War British Army first aid kit was made to be carried on a horse, with each box hung either side of the horse’s body. The kit contains bandages, dressings, hypodermic syringes and carron oil for burns, all made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co.

The initials on the kit (“CLIV”) may stand for "City of London Imperial Volunteers" who served during the Boer War. Mounted infantry were almost exclusive to the Boer War.

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A656296
Materials:
canvas, iron, leather
Measurements:
storage: 120 mm x 1080 mm x 370 mm, 7.46 kg
type:
first aid kit

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