Green Dome Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This metal dome lunch box is painted green and has a collapsible hinged metal handle. The box was made by Thermos in 1941. A five pointed star is molded into each end of the dome lid. A wire bail for the thermos bottle is located inside the lid. The green painting of this metal lunch box is a departure from the plain metal boxes in earlier years, but still a step away from the licensed images that made lunchboxes a hot selling item.

Date Made: 1941

Maker: American Thermos Bottle Company

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: School Personal Equipment


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Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.3009.17.01Nonaccession Number: 2004.3009Catalog Number: 2004.3009.17.01

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (part material)Measurements: overall: 23 cm x 11.5 cm x 19 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1273727

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