Dome Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This aluminum metal, dome lunch box was made by Thermos in the 1940s. The box has a steel handle, two snap closures, and vent holes. The box has a star stamped on the side of the lid. This box is typical of the metal domed boxes that were used before licensed boxes became commonplace.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
American Thermos Bottle Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
overall: 26 cm x 13 cm x 22 cm; 10 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 8 11/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.