tampons on this site.
Read also the important
(issues listed) in the Rochester
(New York) Patriot
newspaper, which investigated Rely in
1975 and 1976, years before the toxic shock
crisis: 23 July-5 August
1975 (front cover) -
6-26 August 1975 - 11 December 1975-13
January 1976 - 1-14
September 1976) - a letter to a customer
assuring her that Rely was safe (April 1980) -
and a letter from
Procter & Gamble (22 September 1980)
announcing that it was stopping distribution of
Rely because of health concerns
And read Lynn Peril's series
about these and similar booklets!
See more Kotex items: First ad (1921) -
ad 1928 (Sears and
Roebuck catalog) - Lee
Miller ads (first real person in
amenstrual hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928,
Australian edition; there are many links here to
Kotex items) - Preparing
for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls;
Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish
method - box
from about 1969 - "Are
you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See
more ads on the Ads for
Teenagers main page
Trust menstrual tampon,
Procter & Gamble, distributors
Read the discussion of Trust here.
I thank Tambrands, which donated
this box in 1997 as well as about
1000 other items from its archives
to this museum. Tampax, which
Tambrands made, is now part of
Procter & Gamble.
the tampon right from the box measures
4.5 x 0.5" (about 11.6 x 1.3 cm). The
cellophane-like package is opaque on
the other side.
the plug measures 2 x 0.5" (5.1 x 1.3
cm), the string 4.25" (11.3 cm). It
appears to consist of cotton.
the directions are very simple.
See the super Rely tampon, two sections of its
instructions , and an ad for Rely from 1980.
the important following
listed) in the Rochester
(New York) Patriot
which investigated Rely in 1975 and 1976, years
before the toxic shock crisis
See the Trust box. Directory of tampons
on this site.
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