Miner’s Lunch Pail

Miner’s Lunch Pail

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Walter Rothacker owned this lunch pail that he used in the coal mines of Minersville, Pennsylvania during the mid 20th century. Miner’s lunch pails often held multiple compartments so that the miner could take multiple meals as well as water with him into the mine.
Object Name
miner's lunch pail
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Walter Rothacker
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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