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Catalog Number 1982.219.008
Description Sentinel Handy Bandages, c. 1941-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Rectangular metal tin with red, white, and black design contains 16 strip bandages. The bandages are made from beige woven material with a bright red pad at center. The tin has a black cap with a logo on top. The logo shows a red circle that contains a white silhouette of a person in uniform carrying a rifle over their shoulder. The upper portion of the tin shows a pattern of white bandages with four red dots at center. The bandages are placed diagonally on a gray background. The pattern wraps around all sides of the tin with "16" in a red circle with spiked edges at center left on both front and back. A white stripe at center outlined in red contains red text on both front and back reads, 'SENTINEL / HANDY BANDAGES." Very small text at center below "SENTINEL" reads, "REG. U. S. PAT. OFF." Small white text appears in a red stripe below center. On the front text reads, "MERCUROCHROME H. W. & D. / EACH BANDAGE CONTAINS 7/8 MILLIGRAM / DIBROM-OXYMERCURI-FLUORESCSIN-SODIUM." Text on the back side in the same location reads, "DIRECTIONS / TREAT WOUND AND GAUZE PAD / WITH STANDARD ANTISEPTIC / BEFORE APPLYING." "Waterproof" is printed in large white cursive font in the lower margin of the red stripe above an oval logo for the Good Housekeeping Bureau. The bottom of the logo appears partially on the red stripe and partially on a black stripe at the bottom of the tin. White text in the black stripe on the front of the tin reads, "DISTRIBUTED BY / SENTINEL PRODUCTS DIVISION / THE FOREST CITY RUBBER CO. CLEVELAND, OH." Text on the back side in the same location reads, "NO A8 * MADE IN U. S. A."
Object Name Bandage
Collection 3D - Medical & Psychological Tools & Equipment
Title Sentinel Handy Bandages, c. 1941-1945
Date c. 1941-1945
Creator Forest City Rubber Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text “SENTINEL / HANDY BANDAGES" (in white stripe at center in red on both front and back); "REG. U. S. PAT. OFF" (in very small font at center below "SENTINEL"); "MERCUROCHROME H. W. & D. / EACH BANDAGE CONTAINS 7/8 MILLIGRAM / DIBROM-OXYMERCURI-FLUORESCSIN-SODIUM." (white font printed in red stripe below center on front); "DIRECTIONS / TREAT WOUND AND GAUZE PAD / WITH STANDARD ANTISEPTIC / BEFORE APPLYING" (white font printed in red stripe below center on back); "Waterproof" (large white cursive font in the lower margin of the red stripe on both front and back); logo for the Good Housekeeping Bureau (below “Waterproof” on both front and back); "DISTRIBUTED BY / SENTINEL PRODUCTS DIVISION / THE FOREST CITY RUBBER CO. CLEVELAND, OH" (white font in the black stripe at bottom on front side); "NO A8 * MADE IN U. S. A." (white font in the black stripe at bottom on back side).
Provenance Used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA
Dimensions H-3.625 W-1.625 D-1 inches
Search Terms Browning, Gladys M.
First Aid
Medical Equipment
Tin
World War II
World War Two
WWII
Subjects First aid
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
War
World War II
People Browning, Gladys M.