Box of Babypads

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1930s

GUSN

GUSN-246339

Description

Cardboard box originally containing 200 white triangular paper pads. The box is white in color, and decorated with peach and white-colored pictures of teddy bears, ribbons, rabbits, pigs, ducks, baby blocks, flowers, bells, and toys. In the bottom center of the box, there is a picture of a baby wearing a diaper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

diapers (underwear)
children (people by age group)
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
Diaper

Inscription

"200 No. 3 / Dennison's TRIANGULAR SHAPE / BABYPADS[sic.] / U.S. PATENT NOS. 2,035,024, 2,046,763. CANADA PATENTED 1937. / THE NEW SANITARY DIAPER LININGS / [description of pads] / © 1931, by Dennison Mfg. Co. / Manufactured by Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Mass., U.S.A." (Text printed in both peach and blue colors)
"Dennison's / BABYPADS / U.S. PATENT NO. 2035024-2046763 / PRINTED IN U.S.A. / [description of pads, and instructions for use, with pictures]" (Text printed in both peach and blue colors)
"Dennison's 200 BABYPADS No. 3" (The number "200" is printed on a sticker covering a number "250")

Maker

Dennison Mfg. Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Object Type

Clothing -- Underwear

Dimensions

10 x 1 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy D. and Lane W. Goss

Accession Number

2001.253

Date

ca. 1930s (Copyright 1931; patented in Canada in 1937.)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Framingham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)