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military uniform button

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.16.3
Description
A brass-filled button with the insignia of the Canadian Medical Corps; cotter pin fastener.
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Accession Number
1981.16.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Uniform -- doctor
Military Uniform -- insignia
MM= Clothing -- uniform (military) -- World War II
MM= Clothing -- accessory
Description
A brass-filled button with the insignia of the Canadian Medical Corps; cotter pin fastener.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; the items belonged to her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie, and were used during his term in the RCAMC, WW II.
Maker
W. Scully
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Second World War
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Diameter
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion in several areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
This uniform button belonged to Dr. Robert Morley Harvie during his term in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War.
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military uniform button

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1981.16.4
Description
A brass-filled button with the insignia of the Canadian Medical Corps; cotter pin fastener.
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Accession Number
1981.16.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Military Uniform -- doctor
Military Uniform -- insignia
MM= Clothing -- uniform (military) -- World War II
MM= Clothing -- accessory
Description
A brass-filled button with the insignia of the Canadian Medical Corps; cotter pin fastener.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Agnes Harvie; the items belonged to her husband, Dr. Robert Morley Harvie, and were used during his term in the RCAMC, WW II.
Maker
W. Scully
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Second World War.
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Diameter
2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion in several areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
This uniform button belonged to Dr. Robert Morley Harvie during his term in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War.
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military uniform buttons

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14133
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Military Uniform -- insignia
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a-b button - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam 11.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) MacKeigan RCAMC 1943-45; donated to museum by daughter Mary Joan Barrett.
Maker
Wm. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Worn during WWII military service
Material
metal: gold
Inscriptions
Stamped under button: "WM. SCULLY, LTD // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-3
Condition Remarks
One shank is bent, show minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
www.williamscully.ca
Research Facts
Wm. Scully Ltd. is a manufacturing wholesaler operating in Montreal since 1877 that supplies the Government and Units across Canada for over 135 years. William Scully Ltd. supplied equipment for troops going to the Boer War, and, to date, we have made and supplied a wider range of uniform dress items than any firm in the Commonwealth. In 2014 they are still in business.
Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) MacKeigan served in th Royal Candian Army Medical Corps and wore these buttons on her uniform during her service in the Second World War
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military uniform shoulder badges

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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001023 a-d
Description
Two badges; brass "Canada" design with bars top and bottom linking the letters together; the badges are mounted to a piece of cardboard with four holes, through which the fastening rings of the badges pass; these are secured behind the card with a bent brass cotter-type pin, one of which is missing.
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Accession Number
002001023 a-d
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Two badges; brass "Canada" design with bars top and bottom linking the letters together; the badges are mounted to a piece of cardboard with four holes, through which the fastening rings of the badges pass; these are secured behind the card with a bent brass cotter-type pin, one of which is missing.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - badge - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - badge - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - pin - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - backing - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
W. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
metal: yellow; brown
cardboard: white
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
On each badge: "CANADA" formed in brass; "W. SCULLY, LTD. MONTREAL" stamped in metal; in ink on the cardboard: ".50 pr // 50 p"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Condition Remarks
The badges and pin are excellent with light patination, no solid/active corrosion, except for very slight deposits in the recesses of the letters; the backing card shows creasing from wear; one of the badges is slightly bent.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; "War Dress Regulations," Canadian Army, 1943; found inside barracks box 002.001.015; CD #6
Miriam Ruth Howard; CD #6
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform leather belt

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001027
Description
Belt, made of leather with brass fittings; one end is folded over and stitched to a pad of leather that fits behind the buckle to protect clothing; buckle consists of two halves: one has a circular shape with a rectangular hole; fitting is decorated with brass oak leaves and acorns; buckle is decor…
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Accession Number
002001027
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Belt, made of leather with brass fittings; one end is folded over and stitched to a pad of leather that fits behind the buckle to protect clothing; buckle consists of two halves: one has a circular shape with a rectangular hole; fitting is decorated with brass oak leaves and acorns; buckle is decorated with another wreath of leaves; other half of buckle has a smaller circle decorated with lion and crown; this piece attaches to the belt with a fitting of folded over leather that allows adjustment for length.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
W. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance and the materials
Material
metal: yellow; green
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped into the underside of the buckle: "SCULLY, LTD. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-5
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 85.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The belt shows some stiffening from age and disuse; heavy deposits of corrosion where brass and leather meet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; "War Dress Regulations," Canadian Army, 1943; CD #6
Research Facts
Leather was being eliminated from Allied Forces kits during early World War II
Exhibit History
On loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
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Nursing Sister’s military uniform leather belt

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Viola Allan Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
008004003
Description
Nursing Sister Matron's regulation nursing uniform leather belt with gold metal buckle composed of two circular parts which fit into each other; outer buckle circle has leaves moulded into it and inner circle has a R. C. A. M. C. crest moulded into it; extra belt folded to the left of the buckle an…
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Accession Number
008004003
Collection
Viola Allan Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Description
Nursing Sister Matron's regulation nursing uniform leather belt with gold metal buckle composed of two circular parts which fit into each other; outer buckle circle has leaves moulded into it and inner circle has a R. C. A. M. C. crest moulded into it; extra belt folded to the left of the buckle and held in place by two pieces of leather and a piece of metal all three of which wrap around belt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Viola Allan as a Nursing Matron (Captain) in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Maker
Seally
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Dates uniform was made.
Material
leather: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on buckle: "SEALLY LTD // MONTREAL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 74.0 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; buckle shows wear; slightly dull metal has slight corrosion on reverse of brass buckle; no missing parts or brokens areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Newspaper: Brockville: "The Recorder & Times"; Nov 13, 1976; Dr. John Anderson; CD #1.
Research Facts
Viola Allen Abrum (June 9, 1911 - Nov 2007) was trained at the Brockville General Hospital Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1933. Before joining the Canadian Army, she worked as a private duty nurse. During 1941 - 5, Nursing Sister Matron Allen (rank of Captain) was stationed with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Britain, France and Belguim, including the No. 9 Unit in Horsham, England to look after Canadian prisoners of war. Returning to Canada in April, 1946 she worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa until 1962 as a nurse and administrator. Moving on to a position as Regional Administrator for three homes for the elderly: Carleton Lodge, West End Ottawa, Brantford House, Island Lodge on Prter's Island for the Rideau Health Centre. After her retirement, the 260 bed Island Lodge was renamed Allan House in her honour. Known for her innovative efforts to modernize the living standards and operations in seniors housing. Retired from nursing in 1976.
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Royal Canadian Navy emergency ration box

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1969.3.22 a-i
Description
Grey-painted tin box (i) with lid attached, in which tins (a-h) were stored that had contained food and water; have key for opening and cork stopper attached; corrugated cardboard packing.
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Accession Number
1969.3.22 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Nutrition
Naval Medicine
Description
Grey-painted tin box (i) with lid attached, in which tins (a-h) were stored that had contained food and water; have key for opening and cork stopper attached; corrugated cardboard packing.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
c - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
d - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
f - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
g - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
h - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
i - large tin - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 28.2 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Toronto, via Dr. John W. Scott.
Maker
W. Clark Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey; yellow; black
Inscriptions
On front of (i) is painted: "PULL GENTLY TO OPEN // J. CAMPBELL ROOM 212 [written in red crayon (?) by hand] // R.C.N. // EMERGENCY RATION BOX // CONTENTS // 8 WATER CONTAINERS // 8 FOOD CONTAINERS // 1 FOOD PACKAGE // MARK AC-61"; imprinted on bottom: "G.S.W. 44"; gold-painted tin has printed on front: "WATER CONTAINER // CONTENTS // 16 // FLUID OUNCES // CONSERVE // CAREFULLY // . . . // R.C.N. - G.S.W. 43"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Condition Remarks
Food tins missing; (f) is missing a cork; #2: note: canisters contain liquid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Emergency ration kit for the Royal Canadian Navy.
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Royal Canadian Navy emergency ration box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5933
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1969.3.23 a-j
Description
A large tin box (i) with a detached lid (j) containing gold-painted tins with key and cork stopper attached (a-h).
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Accession Number
1969.3.23 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Nutrition
Naval Medicine
Description
A large tin box (i) with a detached lid (j) containing gold-painted tins with key and cork stopper attached (a-h).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
c - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
d - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
f - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
g - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
h - small tin - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
i - large tin - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 27.9 cm
j - tin lid for (i) - Size: Length 30.5 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Toronto, via Dr. John Scott.
Maker
W. Clark Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey; yellow
Inscriptions
On side of (i): "R.C.N. // EMERGENCY RATION BOX // CONTENTS // 8 WATER CONTAINERS // 8 FOOD CONTAINERS // MARK. A.C.-/74"; written with crayon on sice: "J. CAMPBELL // ROOM 212"; water tins (a,e-h) have, "WATER CONTAINER // CONTENTS // 16 // FLUID OUNCES // CONSERVE // CAREFULLY // PROCESSED BY W. CLARK LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA // R.C.N. - G.S.W. 45"; water tins (b,c,d) have the same as the others except for the last part of the last line, which reads, "G.S.W. 44"; inside lide has instructions for rationing
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Condition Remarks
Some food tins missing; (c) has a hole and water has leaked out; cork missing from (b) and (e).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Manufactured for the Royal Canadian Navy.
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Royal Canadian Navy emergency ration box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5934
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1969.3.24
Description
Unopened grey tin box with a handle on each side and one on the lid; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1969.3.24
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- navy
Military Medicine -- navy -- R. C. N.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Nutrition
Naval Medicine
Description
Unopened grey tin box with a handle on each side and one on the lid; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. John Scott.
Maker
W. Clark, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
In block lettering on front of large tin: "R.C.N. // EMERGENCY RATION BOX // CONTENTS // 8 WATER CONTAINERS // 8 FOOD CONTAINERS // 1 FOOD PACKAGE // MARK. AC-55"; imprinted on bottom: "GSW 44"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 28.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; slightly battered and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used in World War II.
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