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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

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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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.75

Length 8.75

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



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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.

Maker Mark


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Date OCT 25,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Inside fo lunchbox is very rusty and outside has some rust.