This is a medical bag
this bag was used to treat injured miners in the 20th century. The front of the bag, shows a red cross on a white background, a symbol that can even nowadays be found on hospitals or on ambulances. This red cross emblem made sure that every miner knew the purpose and contents of the bag, which used to be stuffed with medical equipment like gauze or a stethoscope. The bag was made out of leather to ensure that it could be used for a long period of time, but nowadays it is in a bad shape due to its use and age. The medical bag can still be closed via a buckle in the front, but is pretty dusty and its seams are only being held together by strings and safety clips.
created by: Fee Lucie, Wiegandt
Location: Nederlands Mijnmuseum, Heerlen