Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vintage Cold War Atomic Bomb Civil Defense First Aid Kit



While the rest of you are discussing jello molds and fashion, I am preparing for civil defense!



Good people of the mid-century, the threat of an atomic bomb is real! You must prepare!

Looks like I will be prepared for all sorts of things with this very cool real civil defense first aid kit.



All sorts of goodies like these safety pins which I will need to pin up bandages on hurt people. You know, those who did not prepare and build a fallout shelter!



Dressings and important "stuff" for when we are attacked by that big bad nuclear bomb! Don't forget to be well advised on what to do in case the atomic bomb is dropped!





A booklet to inform and . . .



. . Enough body tags to assess the wounded. Don't be one of them!



I do not want to frighten any of you, I only want you to be safe in case of a hairy nuclear attack on your neighborhood. Take the time to learn the right things to do . . .




This really is cool, and it goes well with my other civil defense Atomic Bomb items. It pays to be ready, just in case!

Happy Wednesday to all my blog friends!

13 comments:

  1. How well I remember Civil Defense drills at school! Like ducking and covering was gonna save us in the event of a nuclear attack...

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  2. Oh this is just too priceless! Can't imagine where you found such a great bit of true "mid century"! Agh, what a big part of our lives these things were. I grew up in pure terror (and saying the rosary every dang night at grama & grampa's house!). And the "CD" signs in the window of whatever neighbor happened to be the "CD Captain". Not sure what the CD Captain was supposed to do, but we were instructed to go to that person's house (NO bomb shelters BTW) in the event of the "big one". Ah such terrifying times those were. I swear it's why I've got a few less marbles than everyone else! ;- ) Fun post Ranchie.

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  3. Yes, i remember "Duck & Cover" the fallout shelter signs on buildings annnnd the "CD" Civil Defense" stickers in home windows. In fact I should get some for mine, they make copies of them cheap on ebay . . :)

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  4. Oh Wow!!! My Hubby would love this, I will have to show him your post.
    Those identification tags are crazy!!!

    I have been trying to find a old metal first aid kit... But a first aid kit doesn't hold a candle to this Atomic Bomb Civil Defense First Aid Kit.
    My Grandpa who has been gone for just over 25 years worked in the military and used to have lots of cool stuff. My Dad was given old bandages, water tablets, freeze dried food and a gas mask (My brother and I used to put it on and play in it when we were little) *hahahha* Also he has some patches and pins and stuff. Then the biggest thing is a old trunk which my parents have as a coffee table in the middle of the living room. I like all that old Military stuff. But sadly when my Grandpa died my Grandma GOT RID of almost all of it only keeping a few things.. *uhggg*

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  5. Oh! I used to have a bit more family stuff, including one of those "message" parachutes they used in WWl, (a hand thrown parachute, small), with blood on it, even. Whose I do not know. But somehow it got lost, along with some mid century furniture we had, a real WWll parachute, so many things. Hurts to think how they are gone now. :(

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  6. You know my youth was traumatized by air raid and civil defense drills, on the radio, TV, etc... I wrote a paper about it in one of my writing classes when I went back to college. I want a bunker to live in, though! How cool would that be? My neighbors growing up were the only ones on the block with a bomb shelter, and we used to play board games in it. I remember the Cuban Missile crisis! I ammmmm reaaalllly old!LOL

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  7. OH and you all MUST rent the movie, "Desert Bloom" about the testing in the desert by Las Vegas back in the early fifties. One scene has a fashion show of "Atomic" bathing suits. One has a matching purse that doubles as a gieger counter!!! Also, a good movie with lots of great decoration.

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  8. Oh my! Well, we don't have to do this stuff because you are doing it for us! BTW I think the guy on the medical tag started out with a medical problem that even I, an untrained medical novice, can spot. He doesn't have any hair. You thought I was going to say something else, didn't you?)

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  9. How cool is this?! Now it's time to start digging that bomb shelter (I mean pool! It's not a bomb shelter, neighbors, it's a...wine cellar...or something...). The body tags wig me out!

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  10. My mother wanted to build a bomb shelter when we lived in Sepulveda (southern California) but my father pointed out to her that it would be too expensive, and did she really want to live after the Commies had taken us over? Better to go immediately as a free American! Groan . . . . .

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  11. Just got back from my trip and trying to catch up on blog comments.

    Wow, that is incredible. I didn't even know there was such a thing as an Atomic Bomb Civil Defense First Aid kit! Body tags, safety pins... words fail me.

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  12. This is the best thing EVER. I simply must get one. HILARIOUS and practical, all in one!

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  13. I have a general question and I didn't know where to post it. Sorry if its in the wrong place. What is an atomic ranch and what makes it different than a "regular" ranch built in 1952. Sorry if that's a dumb question but I just want to make sure I'm using the right terms and not throwing them around willy nilly. Thanks in advance!

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