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.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
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
catalog number
nonaccession number
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Taking America To Lunch
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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