Ortho Diaphragm, Coil Spring Type


Vaginal diaphragm in a circular white plastic case. Inscriptions on the outer cardboard box read in part “Ortho Diaphragm / COIL SPRING TYPE / MANUFACTURED EXCLUSIVELY FOR / ORTHO PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION / RARITAN, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” and “SIZE 90.” Ortho Pharmaceutical was formed in 1931 as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to produce Ortho-Gynol, the first prescription spermicidal contraceptive jelly. The firm introduced the coil-spring diaphragm in the 1940s. 

Maker: Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Raritan

Subject: Birth Control/ContraceptionWomen's Health


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Dr. Robert J. Locurto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0160.04Accession Number: 1980.0160Catalog Number: 1980.0160.04

Object Name: Diaphragmcontraceptive, diaphragm

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (booklet, instruction material)plastic (box material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall, box: 4 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 11.43 cm x 1.905 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5926-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_729433

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