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Contraceptive cervical cap, ‘Vimule’ cap, with packaging, rubber/ paper, Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd, England, [1990]

Made by Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd in England, [1990].

The first reference to rubber cervical caps as contraceptives appears to have been in 1838. Cervical caps this century have been made of firm materials, such as metal and celluoid, and rubber. Although favoured by some women, and championed by birth control pioneer Marie Stopes, the cervical cap never achieved the same popularity as the rubber diaphragm. They are still used by some women but are fairly difficult to obtain and expensive.

Summary

Object No.

96/281/2

Physical Description

Contraceptive cervical cap, 'Vimule' cap, with packaging, rubber/ paper, Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd, England, [1990]
(-1)Contraceptive cervical cap, brand name 'Vimule' cap; made of cream coloured rubber
(-2)Packaged in a white cardboard box; no identification on cap or box.

Dimensions

Height

60 mm

Width

50 mm

Depth

50 mm

Production

Notes

The 'Prentif', 'Vimule' and 'Dumas' cervical caps are each distributed with the same instruction sheet printed by Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd, Dalston House, Hastings Street, Luton LU1 5BW, England. It is not clear, however, whether this company manufactures all three types or simply distributes them.

In 1995 the caps had passed their use-by date. It is therefore estimated that they were manufactured around 1990.

Made

Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd [1990]

History

Notes

Donated new on request by Family Planning NSW to the Powerhouse Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Family Planning Association of NSW, 1996

Acquisition Date

19 August 1996

Cite this Object

Harvard

Contraceptive cervical cap, 'Vimule' cap, with packaging, rubber/ paper, Lamberts (Dalston) Ltd, England, [1990] 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2018, <https://ma.as/152305>

Wikipedia

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