UFO Lunch Box

UFO Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1973. The lunch box has a blue rim and animated scenes of space life and travel on all sides. Due to the success of NASA and the popularity of Star Wars and Star Trek, companies tried to use space images to sell their products. This is an example of Thermos using generic “UFO” images to sell their lunch boxes.
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Object Name
lunch box
Date made
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
overall: 22 cm x 10 cm x 19 cm; 8 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)
School Personal Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Not generic images - this was a merchandising tie-in to a television series called UFO. See http://ufoseries.com/.

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