Blackhead Extractor


Karl Folke Eweson, dba Ballco Products Co., registered the term Vacutex in 1942. The product was on the market by 1947. One inscription on the cardboard box reads “VACUTEX / REMOVES / BLACKHEADS / out / in / SECONDS.” Another reads “Made and distributed by BALLCO PRODUCTS CO.”

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of William H. Helfand

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0161.06Catalog Number: 1987.0161.06Accession Number: 1987.0161

Object Name: blackhead removerpersonal hygiene product

Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 4 in; 1.905 cm x 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_1398634

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