Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in England
preparer:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited
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Saddle-bag first aid kit
Science Museum Group Collection
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Saddle-bag first aid kit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Emergency Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A656296
Materials:
canvas, leather and iron
Measurements:
storage: 120 mm x 1080 mm x 370 mm, 7.46 kg
type:
first aid kit

Parts

Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

Saddle bag first aid kit, England, 1900-1918

Object Number:
A656296/17
type:
first aid kit