Twelve 'Tabloid' sanitary towels, London, England, 1910-1940

Made:
1910-1940 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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One of twelve "Tabloid" pleated compressed sanitary towels. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Twelve "Tabloid" pleated compressed sanitary towels with attachment, size number 3, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1910-1940

Disposable sanitary towels were introduced during the 1890s as an alternative to washable ones. Sanitary towels are used by women during their periods. These compressed examples, designed to save on space, were made by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.

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Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1989-104
type:
sanitary towel
credit:
Wellcome Institute

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