Green Dome Thermos

Description (Brief)
This plastic thermos bottle was made by Thermos in 1941. The bottle is red, black, and tan and is a half- pint size with a red, plastic screw-on cup lid, cork stopper and glass liner. The tag reads “The only Thermos, the Finest Vacuum Ware, ‘Thermos’ is a coined word, the name of a brand of vacuum ware made by The American Thermos Bottle Company, and by no one else. Do not accept a substitute.” This was an attempt to protect the Thermos brand but the trademark soon passed into generic usage.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
American Thermos Bottle Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
glass (liner material)
plastic (lid material)
cork (stopper material)
overall: 22 cm x 7 cm; 8 11/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
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Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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