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Maker:
American Thermos Bottle Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 11.5 cm x 19 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1941
Description (Brief):
This metal dome lunch box is painted green and has a collapsible hinged metal handle. The box was made by Thermos in 1941. A five pointed star is molded into each end of the dome lid. A wire bail for the thermos bottle is located inside the lid. The green painting of this metal lunch box is a departure from the plain metal boxes in earlier years, but still a step away from the licensed images that made lunchboxes a hot selling item.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
School Personal Equipment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)
ID Number:
2004.3009.17.01
Nonaccession number:
2004.3009
Catalog number:
2004.3009.17.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9850-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273727