Rambo Lunch Box

Rambo Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This metal lunch box was manufactured by Thermos in 1985. The lunch box depicts Sylvester Stallone as Rambo on front and rear, and has camouflage print on sides. This Rambo lunch box has the distinction of being the last metal lunch box produced before safety and economic concerns caused manufacturers to switch to plastic alternatives.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
1985
maker
Thermos
Physical Description
paint; plastic; steel; tin (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 in; 20.955 cm x 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2001.3099.06
nonaccession number
2001.3099
catalog number
2001.3099.06
Credit Line
Gift of Joyce Darrell and Michael C. Dickerson
subject
School Personal Equipment
Movie
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

My mom kept my complete Rambo lunchbox and I still have it to this day. My dad was in the Army and we watched Rambo and other war movies together. It is why I joined at 19 and retired after 20 1/2 years at age 39. Still work for the gov and occasional put my lunch or snacks in my Rambo lunchbox and bring to work. Everyone gets a kick out of it. Especially that I I have had it for 34 years!!

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