This unused package of Press-On Patches for Overalls/Blue Jeans/Dungarees is from the weekly outdoor flea market I attended yesterday. I bought it with a large blueprint of an unidentifiable machine for $1. I am optimistic that its Sanforized (which really just means "pre-shrunk") and adhesive properties are still intact.
I appreciate the cut-outs in the package showing the actual denim patch underneath. Also, on the back, a helpful tip for determining if your iron is hot enough: it should "hiss sharply at the touch of a moistened finger tip." Needless to say, it is difficult to imagine a modern product encouraging you to try burning yourself.
I scanned the page of shapes you can cut out, too. They're surprisingly gentle and feminine, in contrast to the rough-and-tumble male duo shown on the front.
You're on your own for the initials; they assume you are literate and can figure it out yourself. Press-On appears to no longer exist, unfortunately. There isn't even a Wikipedia entry for them. Perhaps the business collapsed after a few lawsuits from housewives suffering second-degree burns to their fingers. Or, more hopefully, they were absorbed by some larger company.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.