Folding Lunch Box

Description (Brief)
This tin-plated iron lunch box was patented in 1871 by Charles C. Moore. The box folds in flat on itself. The lunch box has a black and red plaid exterior, and the top is adorned with the text “Moore’s Patented Folding Lunch Box.” About three inches tall in its box form; it collapses down to less than half an inch when folded.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1880s
patent date
1871-06-06
patentee
Moore, Charles C.
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 1 cm; 6 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3/8 in
ID Number
2001.3087.01
nonaccession number
2001.3087
catalog number
2001.3087.01
patent number
115764
Credit Line
D. Sean and Robin S. Brickell
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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