Captain Astro Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company in 1966. The box has a metal snap, a hinged lid and a collapsible green, plastic handle. The artwork on the box features colorful space scenes of two astronauts explore an alien landscape, and the text "Captain Astro," on the lid and sides. “Captain Astro” is a generic title, and not a licensed character. It seems that Ohio Art Company could not afford to license expensive television shows or movies, but still managed to take advantage of the space craze with this colorful box.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1966
maker
Ohio Art Company
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3100.02
nonaccession number
2001.3100
catalog number
2001.3100.02
Credit Line
Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.
subject
Captain Astro
Television
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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

Comments

I have this exact lunch box. In perfect condition. My mom bought it when I was 6.
sweet!

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