Orbit Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1963. It has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible red, plastic handle. The front side of the box shows a cross section of the Mercury manned space flight module, showing John Glenn operating the capsule. The reverse side shows the Atlas rocket launching from the space pad. These images were lifted from National Geographic, and Thermos received a cease and desist and stopped production. As such, these boxes are rather rare.

Date Made: 1963

Maker: King Seeley Thermos

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: School Personal Equipment


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.3100.13.01Nonaccession Number: 2001.3100Catalog Number: 2001.3100.13.01

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 23 cm x 18 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 3 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-60f6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1196973

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