Object ID 001044
Object Name Battle Kit Metal Lunchbox
Object Desc Lunchbox shows pictures of men in army gear and fighting. Made by King-Seeley Thermos Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000918
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 1, Shelf 2
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Battle Kit,lunchbox,King-Seeley Thermos Co.,
Title Battle Kit Metal Lunchbox
Description Battle Kit metal lunchbox. On every side there are pictures of men in military unifrom fighting. There is a picutre of a bomb exploding. It is from "1965 King-Seeley Themos Co" Military uniforms are green with green helmets.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker King-Seeley Thermos Company
Maker Details Thermos has had the hottest and the coolest products since 1904. Our technological advancements and new product developments have made Thermos the industry leader for nearly a century. Invented in 1892 by Sir James Dewar, a scientist at Oxford University, the "vacuum flask" was not manufactured for commercial use until 1904, when two German glass blowers formed Thermos GmbH. They held a contest to name the "vacuum flask" and a resident of Munich submitted "Thermos", which came from the Greek word "Therme" meaning "hot". In 1907, Thermos GmbH sold the Thermos trademark rights to three independent companies: The American Thermos Bottle Company of Brooklyn, NY; Thermos Limited of Tottenham, England; Canadian Thermos Bottle Co. Ltd. of Montreal, Canada. The three Thermos companies operated independently of each other, yet developed the Thermos vacuum flask into a widely sought after product that was taken on many famous expeditions.
Date OCT 25,2013
Assessor Rachel Baker
Notes Inside fo lunchbox is very rusty and outside has some rust.