"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Lunchbox and Thermos, 1966

Summary

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows on the sides of their school lunchboxes. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular television show that ran from 1964 to 1968, featuring the adventures of two secret agents working for a fictitious international agency.

The first pictorial lunchboxes, introduced in 1950, featured Hopalong Cassidy. Since then, generations of children have proudly sported pictorial images of their favorite television shows on the sides of their school lunchboxes. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular television show that ran from 1964 to 1968, featuring the adventures of two secret agents working for a fictitious international agency.

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1966

Creators

King-Seeley Thermos Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic
Glass (Material)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in  (Lunchbox)

Width: 8.75 in  (Lunchbox)

Length: 4 in  (Lunchbox)

Height: 6.125 in  (Thermos)

Diameter: 3.25 in  (Thermos)

Inscriptions

on lunchbox: The Man From / U.N.C.L.E. / THERMOS DIVISION / KING-SEELEY CO. / 1966 METRO-GOLDWYN MAYER on thermos: 8 oz. size / REPLACEMENT / PARTS / CUP 28A53 / STOPPER 722 / FILLER 28F

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