QUARTERMASTER'S TRAVELLING DESK AND ARMY REFERENCE LIBRARY
A World War I issue American quartermaster's travelling work desk. The desk, not unlike a soldier's trunk, measures 30" x 14 1/2" x 27" tall. The front of this travelling desk folds down completely to create a writing and work surface, and revealed within ar eleven "cubbyholes" and one slide-out drawer. The museum from which this desk originated displayed this piece with a number of original, period books and documents. They include: three quartermaster's ledgers, each 9" x 17" and containing about 20pp. of disbursements from 1918, all made by an unknown company stationed in the U.S. in 1918, along with Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 (Corrected to April 15 1917), Manual of Interior Guard Duty, U.S. Army 1914 (Corrected to April 15, 1917), Infantry Drill Regulations, U.S. Army (Corrected to April 15, 1917), Field Service Regulation, 1914, Drill, Regulations and Service Manual For Sanitary Troops...1914 (Corrected to April 15, 1917), Manual for Privates of Infantry of the Organized Militia of the United States, 1909, Manual for Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of Field Artillery, 1917, Ifantry Drill Regulations, Uniuted States Army, 1911 (With Text Corrections to A pril 14th 1917), Soldier's Handbook of the Rifle and Scorebook...Model of 1917, Instructions for the Care and Repair of Small Arms and Ordnance Equipment, July 12, 1915, Manual of Physical Drill b y Edmund Butts, 1897, Regulations of the Army of the United States 1913 (Corrected to march 16, 1918), Manual for the Artillery Orientation Officer, 1917, Seacoast Artillery Ammunition, Revised to 1917, Price List of Ammunition... (Gov't Printing Office), 1918, Primers for Use in Service Cannon, 1917, Price List of Ordnance...Machine and Automatic Guns, 1917, Small Arms Firing Manual, 1913, Courts Martial Manual, 1908, Soldier's French Course, 1917, a clerks war-date diary (no content), and about five or six additional publications. All in generally very good condition. A lso present is a brass bugle painted army green, 16 1/2" long, made by "York Band Inst. Co." and further marked: "U.S.O.M.C." An excellent, hard-to-assemble library in a period quartermaster's desk.