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CD V-777-1 Shelter Radiation Kit

CDV777-1 Kit

The CD V-777-1 kit was the standard issue kit for community fallout shelters. The original CD V-777-1 make-up was 1-CD V-715, 1 CD V-700, 1-CD V-750 and 2-CD V-742 dosimeters. There were later versions of the CD V-777-1 but the only difference in kit contents was more CD V-742 dosimeters.

I received the kit pictured above from a gentleman in Detroit who had it from an original stock of shelter supplies in his business. The original shelter supplies were removed in the 1970s. He contacted me about the kit when he was ready to finally part with it. I was looking for an original issue kit like this since I saw one in the Corps of Engineers Photos that I put up on this site a few years ago. I received the kit in 2005 and the condition of the contents amazed me. It's one of the most pristine items in my collection.

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CD V-777-1 Kit Information From 1964 DOD OCD Annual Statistical Report


The DOD OCD 1964 Annual Statistical Report page 58 has this image and contents list of the CD V-777-1 Shelter Radiation Kit. Click here to see the whole page.DOD OCD 1964 Annual Statistical Report page 58


More Photos Of The Kit I Received From Detroit
777-1 Kit Box
Kit Box
777-1 Kit Instrument Boxes
Kit Box and Instrument Boxes
Kit Box Label
Box Label
Kit Box Packed
Box packed with kit contents.

CD V-805 CBR Mask With Detroit Kit
Shelter Manual and Mask
Mask Bag Instructions
Mask Bag Instructions.
Also in the Detroit kit box with the instruments is a CD V-805 CBR Mask and Detroit Shelter Managers Manual. I've never seen a mask like this before and have never seen it referenced in any Civil Defense material that I have. It was packaged in a foil bag which was opened but the mask was never unwrapped. The mask still has the protective paper over the lenses and is in excellent condition. I don't know if these masks were standard issue in these kits or if this one just ended up in this kit. Some early versions of the CD V-777 kit were issued with masks but I don't know about the V-777-1 kits. The CBR stands for Chemical Biological Radiological. This mask appears to have just a particulate filter on it. I haven't opened the mask up all the way but the filter appears to be a cloth type of filter. Click the photos to see a larger version.