Original U.S. WWII Motor Vehicle 12 Unit First Aid Kit For Jeep - Item 9777300
Original Item: Only One Available. In order to offer the best possible first response treatment in the event of a crash or injury involving the vehicle or its passengers, the United States Army Medical Department introduced a series of Motor Vehicle First-Aid Kits. These kits were specifically designed for certain vehicles, and this reflected in their contents. Each kit was divided into units, each of which was individually packaged within the metal container, and these included basic gauze dressings, tourniquets, scissors, along with drugs and medication such as Ammonia and Iodine.
Morphine Tartrate Syrettes (½ grain) could be added to this kit upon the direction of the commanding officer when the military circumstances indicated its need.
The transportable metal container (Item # 9777300) was usually stashed away in a holding bracket, centrally located under the vehicle’s dashboard (1/4-Ton Truck, aka Jeep). This rectangular shaped container was provided with a single carrying handle and closed with 2 sets of two clips. Its cover held a paper contents list, glued underneath the lid, illustrating where each unit should be placed in the container, as well as some directions and recommendations related to First-Aid treatment. The complete Kit’s Item No. changed from 97773 (between mid-1943 and early 1944) to 9777300 (after 1 March 1944). It once again changed in 1947, following the standardization of both Army and Navy Stock Numbers, to Stock No. 9-221-200 (Army-Navy Catalog of Medical Materiel – 1 July 1947) and further kept the same number in 1949 (Armed Services Catalog of Medical Materiel, 1 July 1949). Stock No. 9-221-200 was gradually phased out during the 1950s, and replaced by First Aid Kit, General Purpose, 12 Unit, now identified as FSN 6545-922-1200 (FSN: Federal Stock Number).
The 12-Unit Kit’s contents did not undergo many changes during WW2. In spring of 1943, it still contained 6 sterile Individual Double Wrapped Envelopes of Sulfanilamide (5 grams) with Shaker Top, which disappeared early 1944. At the same time, the older 2 Burn Injury Sets were replaced by an improved version containing a more effective Ointment. Course of 1945, all former White bandage material was equally replaced by a less conspicuous Field Brown version.
The kit includes the following items:
- (1) BANDAGE, GAUZE, COMPRESS, FIELD BROWN
- (1) BANDAGE, GAUZE, COMPRESS
- (1) BURN INJURY SET, BORIC ACID TREATMENT (2 TUBES)
- (1) EYE DRESSING SET, M-2
- (1) 12 SAFETY PINS (11 TOTAL, 1 MISSING)
- (1) TOURNIQUET - SCISSORS - FORCEPS SET
- (1) DRESSING GAUZE ADHESIVE PLASTER
- (1) PETROLATUM U.S.P.
- (1) TRIANGULAR BANDAGE (WITH 2 SAFETY PINS)
- (1) TEN AMMONIA INHALANTS (9 TOTAL, 1 MISSING)
- (1) TINCTURE IODINE U.S.P.
The original contents list is still present and able to be read easily on the inside of the lid, if you would want to add missing and or proper contents to the box. These kits all had the same contents packed in them at the factory but as with most equipment used during war time, they would be changed around and have items swapped to better suit the needs of a certain mission or theater.
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