Canvas and leather medicine pouch, Brussels, Belgium, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in Brussels
maker:
Fontaine, Adolphe

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Canvas and leather pouch, containing 6 packets of dressings, used by Belgian Army during 1st World War, made by A. Fontaine, Brussels, Belgian, 1914-1918

Used by the Belgian Army during the First World War, this medicine pouch was probably carried by a stretcher bearer giving emergency treatment to wounded soldiers. The canvas pouch is filled with six packets of dressings for wounds and is marked with a red cross. It would have been attached to a belt and worn round the waist.

The words “Adolphe Fountaine” and “Brussels, Belgium” are printed on the pouch lid indicating who made it and where.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A656248
Materials:
brass, canvas, content, gauze, content, paper and leather
type:
medicine pouch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle