View Full Version : Navy Wool Hospital Blanket

Kurt Arends
05-26-2014, 01:21 PM
I just rediscovered this blanket in going through a closet looking for something else. This is a wool hospital bed sized blanket from probably the '40s thru '60s. I would love to see someone else own this that has a Navy ambulance! The blanket is in good condition with no holes that I noticed. It does have one small brown spot(see photo) where some sailor probably got his cigarette too close to it. I have had it professionally dry cleaner and it has been in a dry cleaner bag in a closet for years. I will consider '70s era ambulance equipment on trade. What do you have?

John ED Renstrom
05-26-2014, 03:14 PM
That would be around that age. They were gray when I was in. My grandfather has a white and maroon one that said us army

Bill Marcy
05-29-2014, 10:05 PM
FYI, I am not ignoring this blanket, however, my ambulance may have been US Air Force. Until the ambulance gets here, I am not sure. My favorite transport company, 4 Corners, has failed to get anyone to pick it up for over three weeks. I'll be waiting!

Martin Harvey
05-29-2014, 10:58 PM
Found that the HBC blankets are pretty common on Ebay, if anybody is looking for a period correct red wool blanked. I was lucky to get 4 of them on a local army surplus that closed... and a dozen of medical 50's "scrubs"

Kurt Arends
05-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Can you post a picture of one? I may be interested. Moth holes??

Martin Harvey
05-29-2014, 11:28 PM
Kurt the blankets or the scrubs? I only kept one blanket for me, gave the other ones to other ambulance nuts north here, and kept 3 or 4 scrubs.