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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lunch box
Date made
Physical Description
paint; plastic; steel; tin (overall material)
tin (overall material)
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
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Joyce Darrell and Michael C. Dickerson
School Personal Equipment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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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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