Category Archives: Early Products


How a Conversation Led to First Aid Kits

Margaret on May 25th, 2011 at 5:19PM

Sometimes a chance conversation can lead to unexpected things.  In Johnson & Johnson history, conversations have led to some very well-known products from our Family of Companies.  A conversation in the late 1800s between one of our founders and someone … Continue reading


Product Instructions You Can’t Lose!

Margaret on October 15th, 2010 at 12:08PM

There’s nothing worse than losing the instructions for something you’ve bought,  especially if it’s something you need to use in an emergency.  Some people keep all of their instruction manuals in an envelope or a folder, or in an electronic file, … Continue reading

  With Mother’s Day coming up in the U.S. on May 9th, Kilmer House would like to salute all of the Moms throughout our history and in our present.  This is the first in a series of three Mother’s Day … Continue reading


Strange But True: Cotolia Liquid Court Plaster

Margaret on March 10th, 2010 at 5:51PM

Here’s a quick quiz.  From the description of this Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies product, would the consumer using it be more likely to be listening to music on an MP3 player, or cranking up one of those old … Continue reading


Synol on Broadway!

Margaret on January 26th, 2010 at 1:09PM

One of the affiliate companies in the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is known for its tradition of using famous actresses in its advertising.  As it turns out, actresses like Jennifer Garner in the U.S. and Deepika Padukone in … Continue reading


100 Years Ago: A Modern Advertising Campaign

Margaret on January 15th, 2010 at 5:34PM

It’s January, 1910: exactly 100 years ago.  It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, and Johnson & Johnson is marking that beginning by launching a major new advertising campaign for one of its consumer products:  JOHNSON’S® … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes of Our History

Margaret on December 4th, 2009 at 6:09PM

Here’s another special behind the scenes video tour of some lesser known items from Johnson & Johnson history.  If you’ve ever wondered where the last loading dock for horse drawn wagons at Johnson & Johnson is located, which unusual 1960s fashion was … Continue reading


The Incredible 30 Year Ad

Margaret on November 16th, 2009 at 6:04PM

What Johnson & Johnson ad was so popular that people were inspired to make their own versions of it?  Hint:  the ad ran for an incredible 30 years and, when the Company tried to update it, consumers protested.  Here’s another … Continue reading


ZONAS® — The Duct Tape of Its Day

Margaret on September 9th, 2009 at 5:09PM

At the end of my next to last post, I asked the question:  what did people use to fix everything before duct tape was invented by a Johnson & Johnson affiliate company in 1942?  Was there a “duct tape” before … Continue reading


Clean Up Week

Margaret on May 26th, 2009 at 11:57AM

About this time of year almost 100 years ago, Johnson & Johnson would have been reminding you that it was time for Clean Up Week.  What was Clean Up Week, and why was a company nagging people to clean their … Continue reading

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