NEEDLE CASE FOR WORLD WAR ONE US ARMY MEDICAL
OFFICER’S BELT: Necessary to complete
the World War One Medical Officer’s Belt, this Syringe
Case is in the original Medical Department brown felt bag, and is
complete with the fully functional syringe, the two needle assemblies,
and the needle cleaning wires in the tube.
The aluminum syringe case is
marked “MED DEPT U.S.A.” on the face of the hinged lid. The case is
full form and the lid opens freely on the
intact spring loaded hinge. The original cotton
batting cushioning material is still present inside the
lid which kept the contents from rattling.
The wool felt bags made for these syringe cases were
made in at least three colors - the more common OD
green, maroon - the color of branch of the US Army
Medical Department, and this brown. The maroon and
brown bags are considerably scarcer than the OD green
version, but frankly none of the felt bags are common,
as most of these syringe cases that do surface on the
market are missing the bags. This bag has suffered
from considerable mothing due to poor storage through
the years, however all of the seams are intact, and the interior flap is present. The snap closure
male and female components are both present and the snap
functions properly. There is no tearing or other damage where
the snap components are located on the pouch flap and body.
The mothing to this bag is primarily cosmetic, with the
bag still keeping its shape and form, and considering
how rare the bags are and how few of them survived, that
this bag is present with this Syringe Case is a definite
Overall this is a nice complete
WWI US Army Medical Department accessory that will add
significantly to your Medical Officer’s Belt.