Category Archives: Unusual Products


Seven More Things You Didn’t Know About J&J!

Margaret on July 25th, 2012 at 6:17PM

Game shows.  Moustaches.  Hollywood movie studios.  Doll clothing.  They can’t all be connected to Johnson & Johnson…or can they?  Of course, they can!  Read on to discover seven more things you didn’t know about J&J. 1.    In the mid-1950s, iconic … 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


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


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


Duct Tape: Invented Here!

Margaret on August 11th, 2009 at 5:03PM

It’s strong, it’s sticky, it’s in practically every home, and it’s been used to fix almost everything — from airplane wings to houses to chair legs. It has a fanatical following, people even make clothing out of it, and there’s an … Continue reading


We Made WHAT?! Continued…

Margaret on December 11th, 2008 at 6:21PM

What’s the weirdest thing ever made by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies?  Was it a tonic medicine with a sherry base?  Or sausage casings?  Or doll clothing?  (Yes, we once made that too, out of non-woven fabric.  That’s … Continue reading


10 Things You Didn’t Know About J&J

Margaret on April 30th, 2008 at 10:58AM

  A Peek Inside One of Our Offices in the Mid-1940s   1. The Company started on the fourth floor of an old wallpaper factory. 2. In the Nineteen-teens, before air conditioning, Johnson & Johnson had a swimming pool for employees – … Continue reading


Beauty Spots

Margaret on March 25th, 2008 at 6:05PM

Throughout its history, Johnson & Johnson has been known for developing and making products in response to needs in society…such as the first commercially available sterile surgical dressings.  Occasionally, though, the Company produced a product that helped fill a more … Continue reading


Synol Soap

Margaret on October 17th, 2007 at 4:14PM

    Most people today probably use an antibacterial soap at home.  In the Nineteen-teens, before the vaccine era, a germ-killing soap was even more of a necessity to help combat disease and keep people healthy.   Around 1900, U.S. doctors … Continue reading


Vino Kolafra

Margaret on August 30th, 2007 at 5:34PM

  What do Johnson & Johnson and the Coca-Cola Company have in common?  For starters, they were both founded in 1886.   But there’s also something else you might not know:  for a short while, in the late 1800s, Johnson & … Continue reading

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