See Pad-n-all, a similar pad with
belt from about the same time.
Compad, a single compressed menstrual pad with belt,
Sanitary Products Corp., U.S.A., after 1943 & before 1963
Many of my comments about Delicate
and Pad-n-all, similar single compressed pads
with belts from about the same time, apply to Compad,
which I take means compressed pad.
Women must have hated these but I guess preferred them to using an old sock or toilet paper in emergencies.
The postal zone system - that number after
the city in the address - started in 1943 and ended in 1963, so this pad
dates from that era.
See a British pad in a tube, Lilia (1930s?) and ads for earlier
American pads in tubes in a Tourist Set, a package
of menstrual supplies for the traveling woman.
The Procter & Gamble Company kindly donated Compad to MUM.
Harry Finley created the images.
Below: The rectangular
solid measures 2 7/8 x 3/4 x 1/2" (7.3 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm). Two
sides are obviously larger than the others.
Below: The two facing narrow
Below: One of the ends.
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