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Ambulance Case First Aid


Maker: Army & Navy CSL

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Boxes

Sold by the Army & Navy Co-Operative Society, this leather hide First Aid kit has its title tooled to the top along with an inset red cross.

The case is secured by both a key and a strap and the top has two brass hinges as opposed to a leather hinge. The interior is lined in blue leather and was made as a single compartment without dividers. However, the lid interior is fitted with a strap to take 4 implements and is also stamped with the A & N logo, with Victoria St. address, in gilt.

The Army & Navy catalogue of 1907 illustrates a similar example although slightly smaller in size. It notes that the box contained 'Scissors, forceps, tourniquet, syringe, caustic measure, C.H. brushes, two 2 1/2 in. W.D. bandages, 1 cotton do. 2 finger do. court plaster, 1/2 in tape do. oiled silk, lint, Spirit of Sal Volatile.' Circa 1905.

  • Dimensions:
    H 8.5cm x W 21cm x D 15cm
    H 3¼" x W 8.15" x D 5¾"

  • Year: Circa 1905
  • Medium: Leather
  • Country: England
  • Signed: The Army & Navy Co-Operative Scy. Ltd
  • Style: Luggage
  • Exhibition: For King Country & Comfort
  • Reference Number: 80177