Tom Corbett, Space Cadet Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1954. As one of the earliest metal lunch boxes, it served as a template for future designs with large colorful images of licensed fictional characters. This box features images from Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, a television show that aired on all four major networks from 1950-1955. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet also appeared as a book series, comic strip, and radio program. The back of the box features a diagram on the solar system, complete with distances from earth.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1954
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 9 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 3 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in
ID Number
2003.3070.18.01
catalog number
2003.3070.18.01
nonaccession number
2003.3070
subject
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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