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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1973
maker
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements
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
2004.3009.11
nonaccession number
2004.3009
catalog number
2004.3009.11
Credit Line
Gift of Thermos L.L.C. (through T. H. Chang)
subject
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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Comments

Not generic images - this was a merchandising tie-in to a television series called UFO. See http://ufoseries.com/.

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