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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Ohio Art Company
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
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
nonaccession number
catalog number
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Captain Astro
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.

Visitor Comments

1/17/2016 7:45:18 PM
David Silva
I have this exact lunch box. In perfect condition. My mom bought it when I was 6.
7/22/2016 10:47:39 AM
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