Happy Days Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1976. The lunch box features the character of Arthur Fonzarelli, the “Fonz” from the television show Happy Days posing by his motorcycle on the front lid. Happy Days ran from 1974-1984 on ABC, with the Fonz as its breakout star. The Fonz became a cultural touchstone, with his trademark “Aaay!” and the turn of phrase “jumping the shark,” entering into the American lexicon.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (snap material)
overall: 22 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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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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