Tampax items: American ad from August 1965 - nudity in
an ad: May 1992 (United
Kingdom) - a sign
advertising Tampax during World War II - the
- an instruction
sheet from the 1930s
See a Modess True or
False? ad in The American Girl magazine,
January 1947, and actress Carol
Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter"
booklet ad (1955) - Modess
. . . . because ads (many dates).
celebrating the founding of the
main Tampax tampon company, 1986, U.S.A.
The company that celebrated its
founding with this bowl was not the
first Tampax company - nor the last.
Dr. Earl Haas received his patent
dated 1933 for his tampon with an
insertion device and sold the rights
to it the same year to Gertrude
Tenderich, a German immigrant (see a Tampax from
about this time), who in turn
sold it to a group of investors when
she ran out of money, in 1936. That
group became Tambrands, whose
anniversary this bowl celebrates. In
the 1990s, Procter & Gamble bought
Tambrands, which led to this museum's
receiving about 1000 items from the
company's archives - a fabulous gift!
A researcher and retired
teacher who has donated many items
and much information to this
museum generously bought and
donated the bowl to MUM.
Below: The bowl measures 7.5" by
1.5" deep (about 19 x 3 cm). Below
that lies the Tiffany ID.
1936 refers to Tambrands, not to the original
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