308th Engineers Sewing Kit

Every soldier had a sewing kit, whether he bought it or given to him by a famous brand, such as Coca Cola, Seagrams or the Red Cross. There were dozens of different types and makes, some cloth and others boxed. Normally these sewing kits were a PX or private purchase item. The kit pictured here is a boxed type from the popular company Belding-Corticelli, who had a government contract for military sewing kits. It is identified to Sgt. Anthony V. Andrews, HQ Company of the 308th Engineer Battalion.  The kit seems barely used and still has needles, thread, buttons and a scissor.

Find more info on Anthony V. ANDREWS on the page "THE MEN OF THE 83rd"