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Subject: Disposable nappy (diaper) inventor Valerie Hunter Gordon dies aged 94

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/16 at 12:34 am

The mother-of-six who invented the disposable nappy (diaper) has died at her home near Inverness aged 94.
Valerie Hunter Gordon's family said she died on 16 October in Beauly.
She created the first "Paddi" after having her third child, Nigel, in 1947 and becoming fed-up with washing traditional nappies.
The two-part garments were initially made out of old nylon parachutes, tissue wadding and cotton wool.
Mrs Hunter Gordon made hundreds of the nappies using a sewing machine at her kitchen table, supplying friends with the product and constantly modifying the design.
Her husband, Major Pat Hunter Gordon, was also pressed into helping make the nappies when he returned from fighting in Borneo.

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