See the roughly contemporary Cashay tampon, box, instructions. (Procter & Gamble donation, 2001), and
Dale (U.S.A., 1930s?-1940s?) Tampons, box, instructions. (Procter & Gamble donation, 2001)
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special for you! - the American fax tampon, from the early 1930s, which came in bags.
See a Modess True or False? ad in The American Girl magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad (1955) - Modess . . . . because ads (many dates).
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.

Pamphlet introducing Meds menstrual tampon, 1930s?
(Personal Products Company, Johnson & Johnson)

Meds tampons competed early on with Tampax for the women who liked applicators with tampons rather than inserting tampons with their fingers into the vagina (for example, Nunap, Moderne Woman, fax), which was the main method in the 1930s, the birth decade of the commercial menstrual tampon.

From reading page 3, below, it looks as if this pamphlet appeared with the first Meds.

By the way, I named one of my cats for this tampon.

See the main Meds page (1967 tampon, box and a 1967 ad),
an ad from 1941, and another set of undated instructions.

Below: Back (at left) & front (p.1) covers. Each page measures 3 x 5.5" (7.5 x 14 cm).
Below: Pp. 2-3. The Modess laboratories made an improved pad in the 1920s because of a famous report. The first paragraph mentions the first commercial menstrual napkins; see very early disposables Hartmann's, Curads (today a bandage, but then menstrual pads were sometimes called bandages), and, of course, Kotex.

NEXT | covers pp. 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 See the main Meds page (1967 tampon, box and a 1967 ad), an ad from 1
941, and another set of undated instructions.
More early tampons - Rely tampon - Kotex Stick tampon

copyright 2007 Harry Finley