See a Pursettes
booket for teenagers (late 1950s?).
The Pursettes black plastic
tote (carrier) with tampons. (An ad sold
the tote, and an enthusiastic customer mentions the tote in her testimonial.)
Tampax keeps an eye on its competitor Pursettes:
Tampax tampon inter-office memo with attached
ads, U.S.A., 1964
Want to be a SCHOOLEBRITY in the know?
(Huh, you say?) Read
Are you in the know? BOOKLET collection
of the great pad & etiquette tips for teens
Kotex ran for decades (but without the ads) (1956)
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made
for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
See early tampons and a list of tampons on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
tampons box of 40, 1960s?
Campana Corp., Batavia, Illinois, U.S.A.
teenage, women, health, menstruation, no applicator, lubricated tip
I thank the contributor!
Below: The tampon right out of the box.
The blue wrapper feels like cellophane.
See the outrageous Turkish Tampax
rip-off that also used blue cellophane wrappers.
Below: The 'pon without its cellophane.
It measures 2 3/16 x 7/16" (at the tip
but expands toward the string end to about 1/2") (about 5.4 x 1 cm).
The string stretches about 4 1/4" (about
The yellow arrow points to the right edge of the lubricated tip. The lubrication extends
about 1/4" (about 0.7 cm).
The withdrawal string sits in a coil at the
The early (1930s?-40s) no-applicator Dale
tampon (with an ad) also had a lubricated tip,
rare among menstrual tampons.
Below: The string pulled out. The decades probably bunched up the string.
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