Remember the Red String on Band-Aid wrappers?

I needed a Band-Aid after I burned my finger making dinner tonight. When I opened the Band-Aid it got me to thinking about how you used to open a Band-Aid by pulling on a red string. Remember that?

The little red string used to open BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages wrappers makes its first appearance in 1924.

Red Band-Aid stringIt appears to have been discontinued in 1993 in favor of a tear down wrapper. It felt like a perfectly reasonable way to open  a Band-Aid at the time.  Thinking about it now though, it seems like a really weird way to do it.

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