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EZO, Holly-Pax, L&F, Lotus, LOX, Meds, Nappons, Sa-tips, Secret, Sta-Pacs, Tux - All tampons, pads on MUM
Visit the ODOR page.
ALL TAMPONS on this site.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
Masturbation |
Media coverage of MUM |
Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
Miscellaneous |
Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
Odor |
Olor |
Pad, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
Underpants & panties directory |
Videos, films directory |
Words and expressions about menstruation |
Would you stop menstruating if you could? |
What did women do about menstruation in the past? |
Washable pads |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

vams menstrual tampon
(1948, U.S.A.)
The tampon

First page.

All tampons, pads, belts, bidets, miscellaneous, puberty booklets, art, underpants, teen ads
MORE in column at left.
More American tampons from the 1930s & 40s:
EZO, Holly-Pax, L&F, Lotus, LOX, Meds, Nappons, Sa-tips, Secret, Sta-Pacs
Procter & Gamble kindly donated the unopened box.

The 'pon comes wrapped in white paper, the top end sealed, the bottom easily unwrapped. I opened the wrong one.
The wrapper as shown is 5 3/8" long (13.5 cm).
The tassel indicates a good-time tampon, festive, jaunty, cheeky, willing to take risks, including "the plunge" if you will, or even if you won't.

Below: The disassembled tampon. The small cardboard tube is slightly larger than the other one and measures 3 15/16" (7.5 cm) long and 5/16" (0.9 cm) in diameter. The diameter of the larger tube is 5/8" (1.6 cm).
The cotton plug measures 2 5/16 x 11/16" [smaller end] (5.9 x 1.7 cm), the string 4 1/4" (10.5 cm).
Below: The arrow shows where the string enters the tampon.
Below: The arrow points to the faint edge of the coiled cotton layer.
Below: The small tube enters the larger one through this narrowed opening,
which steadies it. Unlike the Tampax tampon, the tubes do not
fit snugly into each other.
Below: The other end, the cotton plug end, of the large tube.

End Box instructions
More American tampons from the 1930s & 40s:
EZO, Holly-Pax, L&F, Lotus, LOX, Meds, Nappons, Sa-tips, Secret, Sta-Pacs
ALL tampons, pads on MUM

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