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The First Disposable Nappy / Diaper

Invented by Valerie Hunter Gordon


 Did you ever wonder - Who invented the first effective disposable nappy?
 
Or think about  -What happened before its invention?
 
How did mothers manage before the disposable diaper?
 
It is a fascinating story.
 
One could argue that the disposable nappy changed the lives of mothers.
 
It helped give them freedom to leave the home and travel and work.
 
A lecture on the subject was given at The National Museum of Scotland in 2001.
 
The conclusion of the audience was -
 
'Women owe a debt of gratitude to the inventor -
 
                 Valerie Hunter Gordon
                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To Valerie
 
From Victor Robinson
 
In recognition of her work in
 
designing, introducing the first
 
effective children's disposable
 
napkin and garment in 1947

 
 



    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The above was written by  Victor Robinson - Chairman of Robinson & Sons of Chesterfield in 1959
                                                                                                                                           



 


 
 
 
 
This newspaper article appeared in
 
The Press and Journal Newspaper
 
on Tuesday 25th 2005


 





 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 For yet another newspaper article
 
this time in the Daily Mail click here


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Below - The lecture at The National Museum of Scotland