Cases for bandages
Soldiers were issued a first-aid bandage and a carrier for it that fastened to the belt. Early versions of the bandage were packaged in a brass container, such as the example here. Later bandages came in a waterproof wrap. The pouch is a 1918 variant of the design introduced in 1910. The size of this pouch indicates it held the later style bandage without the metal case.

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Photo by: Eric Reinert |  VIRIN: 220627-A-DS407-004.JPG