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Description
Carboard box with inscriptions that read “ONE DOZEN / TETRATEX / GENUINE Latex / PROPHYLACTICS / MFD. BY L. E. SHUNK LATEX PRODUCTS, INC.” and “MADE IN U.S.A.” AND “AKRON, OHIO.” Shunk Latex, incorporated in 1928, relied on machines designed by John R. Gammeter (1876-1957), an inventor who worked for the B. F. Goodrich Co., also located in Akron. The Akron Drug and Sundries Company, which sold most of the Shunk condoms, introduced the term TETRATEX to commerce in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Prophylactic
contraceptive, condom
place made
United States: Ohio, Akron
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 4.1275 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
1983.0871.90
accession number
1983.0871
catalog number
1983.0871.90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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