with finger cots
See a real American douche set from the 1920s.
See also Australian douche ad
(ca. 1900) - Fresca
douche powder (U.S.A.) (date ?) - Kotique douche liquid
ad, 1974 (U.S.A.) - Liasan
(1) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Liasan (2) genital wash
ad, 1980s (Germany) - Lysol
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol douche liquid ad,
1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol menstrual pain
pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol
booklet (selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream ad,
1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone
menstrual pain pill, 1952 (Australia) - Pristeen genital spray
ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) - Spalt
pain tablets, 1936 (Germany) - Sterizol douche liquid
ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Vionell
genital spray ad, 1970, with Cheryl Tiegs
(Germany) - Zonite
douche ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
Vaginal hygiene in
The Intimate Side of a
Woman's Life, by Leona W. Chalmers
(1937, Pioneer Publications, Inc., Radio City,
New York), with photo of American bulb syringe
from the 1960s or 1970s.
MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
TamPak menstrual tampons, no
applicator, Turkey, 1973
Never have I
seen tampons visibly vary in size
like these. (But see L&F tampons.)
the company intended to give women a
choice depending on the amount of
flow. Somehow I doubt it - it looks
Tampax is famous for having invented
the tampon with applicator; these have
see the "super" version of TamPak!
Tambrands kindly donated the box
as part of a large
gift from its archives.
The length of the tampons varies
from 1" to about 1.325" (2.54 - 3.5
cm); they're 0.5" (1.3 cm) in
diameter. The almost even inch
measurements (the string, too)
suggests that inches were used in the
manufacture, not the metric system.
Odd. Maybe the
machine came from America.
But the uneven sides and different
lengths mean - what?
Yes, the string is yellow.
The arrow points to black material -
dirt? - and a piece of the string that
were in the sealed cellophane-like
package. The right drawing shows how
the string nestles in a depression in
one end before it's pulled before use.
The string stretches 6.5" (about 16.5
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