See an exhibit that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the SCA Mølnlycke 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:
homepageMUM 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 | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | 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 versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Some early history of the Scandinavian tampon
and menstrual pad company SCA Mølnlycke

Early on, the company sent busses throughout Norway showing and demonstrating its products;
it also sold diapers and other paper products.

Below are two early ads; the left one is from 1956. The style of illustration is typical for the 1950s for ads from America and Europe.

(The photo and ads are from the booklet A.S. SABA 1945-1985: 40 år i vekst og trivsel, which the
company lent to MUM. The photos are small in the booklet, thus the quality.)
END SEE a later cartoon SABA ad, for teens, in Danish. Tour the former museum in MUM director Harry Finley's
house. See the first factory (and the beginning of this report) - an assembly line - a slightly later ad.

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