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 duct tape? It turns out that there was…and oddly enough, it also was a product from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies: ZONAS® Adhesive Plaster.
ZONAS® Adhesive Plaster was a rubber-based adhesive tape. The unusual brand name of ZONAS® derived not from a person’s last name (there were no “Zonas Brothers” behind the product), but from the fact th