Orbit Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1963. It has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible red, plastic handle. The front side of the box shows a cross section of the Mercury manned space flight module, showing John Glenn operating the capsule. The reverse side shows the Atlas rocket launching from the space pad. These images were lifted from National Geographic, and Thermos received a cease and desist and stopped production. As such, these boxes are rather rare.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1963
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 18 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3100.13.01
nonaccession number
2001.3100
catalog number
2001.3100.13.01
Credit Line
Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History