See the regular Dale.
And see the applicator Pursettes tampon with lubricated applicator and tampon.
See early tampoms Wix and B-ettes and a bunch of other earlier ones.
SEE ALSO the directory of all tampons on this site.
See some Kotex items: First ad (1921) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog) - Lee Miller ads (first real person in amenstrual hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there are many links here to Kotex items) - Preparing for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing disposal method - box from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
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 | 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.

Dale trial-size box lubricated menstrual tampons (1930s-1940s?, U.S.A.)
Introduction, box, and a newspaper ad from 1944 (see the regular Dale)

As I said on the main Dale page, Dale typifies American tampons from the 1930s and 1940s in the lack of an applicator, one version of which Tampax patented in the 1930s, although at least one other applicator tampon existed from the era (Lox theatrical tampons).

Addressing point by point many of the objections women had to pads and tampons - read a doctor's list of complaints in Consumer Reports from 1945 - the instructions could indicate a 1940s date for the box, as problems would have had time to be publicly addressed by that time.

From the 1950s to the 1970s women could buy another tampon with a lubricated tip in the U.S.A., Pursettes. That company also made one with a lubricated applicator as well as a tip.

See the tampon and instructions.

Tampon directory

The Procter & Gamble company kindly donated these tampons to the museum, part of a large gift.

Below: The cardboard box measures 3 x 2 5/16 x 3/4" (7.6 x 5.8 x 1.9 cm). It looks as if tape had once adhered to the box.
Below: Wouldn't it be neat if were intended for the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial?
Below: A previous owner (Procter & Gamble?) wrote on a long side of the box.
Below: The other side.
Below: The same hand wrote on the end flap!

Below: Open the end flaps and instead of tampons you see the side of a cardboard box - the drawer.
Below: Pull the drawer out to reveal a single fluffed-up tampon and no instructions
(See the regular size box instructions).
Grave robbers à la King Tut struck years ago - at Procter & Gamble?
The fluffing up might mean that someone examined it - and maybe
that person performed the suggested water test with at least one of the missing three 'pons.
A drawer also held the tampons in the regular Dale just as it did with
Wix tampons.
Just occurred to me: could the unnecessary drawer mean this box dated before
saved raw materials in World War II?
Below: The tampon string emerged wrapped around what looks like the cellophane wrapper.
The string stretches about 6 1/4" (about 16 cm) from its end to the edge of the tampon.
The yellow tip is much smaller than the lubrication on the tip of the
regular box tampons.
Below: The yellow lubricated tip of the tampon.




From the 1950s to the 1970s women could buy another
lubricated tampon in the U.S.A.,
Pursettes. See early tampons Wix and B-ettes and a bunch of other earlier ones.
Tampon directory

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