Zonas Adhesive Plaster

Production date
Circa 1911
Country
England
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Description
Small cylindrical tin with red, blue and white colour scheme containing remnants of a roll of Zonas Adhesive Plaster. Tin lid has decorative logo of interlinked red chains in its centre.
Classification
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Tin bandage tin
CH classification MEDICINE First Aid bandage
Production place
Measurements
H34 x Dia.25 mm
Media/Materials description
Tin, plaster, paint
Signature/Marks
WHITE \ MADE IN GT BRITAIN.
1 INCH \ 1 YARD
Zonas \ Adhesive \ Plaster \ Johnson and Johnson \ (GT. BRITAIN) LTD. \ SLOUGH & LONDON.
2.5 CM. \ 91 M.
History and use
Zonas adhesive plaster was a rubber-based tape marketed for first aid, but in practice used for a variety of other household purposes. Created by Johnson & Johnson in the early 1900s, the product pre-dates the invention of other masking or ‘sticky’ tapes, and was thus appropriated for myriad domestic purposes including mending clothes and furniture, bookbinding, sealing packages and waterproofing. Zonas tape is the earliest example of a non-medicated, adhesive surgical tape – a product which has changed little up to the current day.

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Registration number
H47758

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