Fireball XL5 Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1964. It features images from the television show Fireball XL5, which ran on NBC from 1963-1965. Fireball XL5 was filmed used Supermarionation, a combination of animation and puppetry that was made famous by the show’s creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Fireball XL5 was another television show that took advantage of the public’s fascination with space, as does this lunch box, with its various images of rockets and space ships.
Date made
1964
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements
overall: 22.5 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
2004.3009.13.01
nonaccession number
2004.3009
catalog number
2004.3009.13.01
subject
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Exhibition
Taking America To Lunch
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"Artwork for this lunchbox and the matching thermos is by the acclaimed illustrator-cartoonist, Wallace Wood who, is famous for his work on MAD, Weird Science, Mars Attacks, Daredevil, Superboy, Avengers, Witzend, and so much more."

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