Tom Corbett, Space Cadet Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin lunch box was manufactured by Aladdin Industries in 1954. As one of the earliest metal lunch boxes, it served as a template for future designs with large colorful images of licensed fictional characters. This box features images from Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, a television show that aired on all four major networks from 1950-1955. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet also appeared as a book series, comic strip, and radio program.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1954
1952
maker
Aladdin
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2001.3101.02.01
nonaccession number
2001.3101
catalog number
2001.3101.02.01
subject
Lunch Boxes
Popular Entertainment
Television
Family & Social Life
Television
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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