Green Dome Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This metal dome lunch box is painted green and has a collapsible hinged metal handle. The box was made by Thermos in 1941. A five pointed star is molded into each end of the dome lid. A wire bail for the thermos bottle is located inside the lid. The green painting of this metal lunch box is a departure from the plain metal boxes in earlier years, but still a step away from the licensed images that made lunchboxes a hot selling item.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
American Thermos Bottle Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
overall: 23 cm x 11.5 cm x 19 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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