See the roughly contemporary Carefree tampon.
Meds tampons, U.S.A. and elsewhere, box and tampon,
1967, Personal Products Company. Pursettes (U.S.A.)
See how a woman wore a belt in a Dutch ad.
See a classy 1920s ad for a belt and the first
ad (1891) MUM has for a belt.
See how women wore a belt (and in a Swedish
ad). See a modern belt
for a washable pad and a page from the 1946-47 Sears catalog showing a great variety.
More ads for napkin belts: Sears,
1928 - modern belts - modern washable
- Modess, 1960s
Actual belts in the
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also 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).
Sears, Roebuck & Co. menstrual tampons (U.S.A., 1968)
Sears, Roebuck & Co. once sold its own brand of tampons - how times
change! The tampon is undoubtedly a generic sold by other companies. As
a matter of fact, Penney's, the department store
chain, seems to have sold the same 'pon under its own name.
In 1997 Tambrands gave the box to this museum as part of an amazing gift of 450 boxes of tampons dating to the founding
of the second Tampax company, 1936, plus hundreds of other items.
Below: Someone from Tambrands wrote on
the box, which is how I dated it. The box measures 5.5 x 3.125 x 1.25"
(14 x 8 x 3.3 cm).
Below: The box is larger than the same
one above because I wanted to show the small letters.
NEXT: See the Sears tampon & instructions.
See the roughly contemporary Carefree tampon
and Meds tampons, U.S.A. and elsewhere, box and
- Pursettes (U.S.A.) tampons - See some Personal
Products booklets for girls
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