Op-Art Lunch Box

Op-Art Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This domed steel lunch box is a conceptual design by Aladdin Industries in 1968 that was never manufactured. It has two metal snaps for a hinged dome lid and collapsible yellow plastic handle. The box has an undulating orange, yellow and blue checkerboard pattern that is made of vinyl and taped to bread loaf lunch box (see 2001.3101.16).
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Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
overall: 23 cm x 12 cm x 18 cm; 9 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 1/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Aladdin Industries (through Lillian B. Jenkins)
School Personal Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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