curiosities: L & F [Lehn & Fink]
Improved Tampons (U.S.A.,
instructions, some tampons. From the
company that made Lysol.
- Medical tampons mentioned
in newspapers, U.S.A., 1894-1921 - o.b. folder, Germany,
early 1950s (tells
what o.b. means!)
MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S
St Michael super
menstrual tampons, 1972 (Marks &
Tampax super, 1972
the former Tambrands, once maker
of Tampax tampons, for donating
The front of the 4-page
(a sheet folded once).
In the box they were
folded yet again,
vertically. Each page
measures 4 3/8 x 6 3/4"
(11.3 x 17.1 cm).
The pencil notation on
the upper right corner.
It might be the initials
of someone at Tambrands
who looked at it.
The two interior pages look like
this. Below that see their
between the Tampax and St Michael
start with two
illustrations and typefaces
of the instructions,
below. They intensify with the tampon itself.
Scroll down and compare two
illustrations from this
folder with two from the
instructions for the 1972 Tampax.
Michael's typeface is a
compressed version of Tampax's.
Right ABOVE: Among other
things, compare the curve of the
strings as they wend
their ways through the tubes.
Right BELOW: Look at the intersections of
the arms, upper leg and upper
fair, the general layout and
text of the two instruction
sheets are completely different
as are the other illustrations.
page of the instructions
except for a continuation of
flower design on the
lower third of the page.
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