Gunsmoke Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This steel lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1972. The lunch box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible brown, plastic handle. The exterior features scenes from the television series Gunsmoke on the lid and bottom. Gunsmoke was a radio show from 1952-1961, and ran from 1955-1975 on CBS, and remains the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action hour long drama with 635 episodes.
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1972
maker
Aladdin Industries Incorporated
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 8 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3087.08
nonaccession number
2001.3087
catalog number
2001.3087.08
subject
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
Family & Social Life
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Exhibition
Taking America To Lunch
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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