See an exhibit that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the SCA M°lnlycke company.
Tour the former museum in Harry Finley's house
See an Italian washable pad, probably from the 1890s (and it looks much cooler than the ones above!) - See contemporary washable pads.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religiˇn y menstruaciˇn | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruaciˇn | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versiˇn en espa˝ol de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepciˇn y religiˇn, Breve rese˝a - Olor - Religiˇn y menstruaciˇn - Seguridad de productos para la menstruaciˇn.

Some early history of the Scandinavian tampon
and menstrual pad company SCA M°lnlycke

Above: the first A/S Saba (the company's predecessor) factory, built right after World War II, in 1945/46. The company, which makes pads and tampons for Norway, started with five employees near T°nsberg, a town about 30 miles south of Oslo.

Why talk about this company? Because it sponsored an exhibit celebrating its 50th anniversary and menstruation in the town museum of Vestfold. This is unusual, folks! (Here's the company's Web site - in Norwegian, of course.)

I thank Marethe Slensvik of the SCA M°lnlycke company in Norway for this picture and information from the company history A.S. SABA 1945-1985: 40 ňr i vekst og trivsel, which she lent me, and for much material and information about the company's menstruation exhibit in Norway! Translations are mine.
The SCA M°lnlycke Web site (in Norwegian).
NEXT: an early assembly line - an early advertisement for SABA - a demonstration bus and two ads from the 1950s.

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