Military, medical field dressing; The Darton Gibbs Co.; 1900; RX.1998.39.7

Name/Title

Military, medical field dressing

About this object

Calico bag containing a Firs Field Dressing from the War Office Medical Division. Instructions for use are printed on the bag.

1914-1918
WW1
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
Anglo Boer War (South African) 1899-1902

Donated as part of a wider collection of war memorabilia in 1998.

Maker

The Darton Gibbs Co.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900

Period

1900s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, West Midlands, Birmingham

Place Notes

Made in village of Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Inscription and Marks

cloth bag printed with following:

WAR OFFICE. MEDICAL DIVISION
FIRST FIELD DRESSING
Tear Black Thread in centre
of long stitch. Apply first,
Wool Pad; second, Gauze;
third, Waterproof. Fasten
lightly with Bandage and Pins.
If two wounds, put pad on one, gauze on other, and divide waterproof.
THE DARTON GIBBS Co,. OLDBURY

Measurements

l 110mm x h 70mm x d 35mm
wt 50g

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

RX.1998.39.7

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Medical
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