Fireball XL5 Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1964. It features images from the television show Fireball XL5, which ran on NBC from 1963-1965. Fireball XL5 was filmed used Supermarionation, a combination of animation and puppetry that was made famous by the show’s creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Fireball XL5 was another television show that took advantage of the public’s fascination with space, as does this lunch box, with its various images of rockets and space ships.

Date Made: 1964

Maker: King Seeley Thermos

General Subject Association: School Personal EquipmentSubject: Television


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Exhibition: Taking America To Lunch

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.3009.13.01Nonaccession Number: 2004.3009Catalog Number: 2004.3009.13.01

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (part material)Measurements: overall: 22.5 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1273718

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