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    ca
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    Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Hi everyone this is my first post so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

    Someone I know was moving and I found this lunchbox in their basement. They said I could have it and I thought there might be something to it.

    Unfortunately I know nothing about it! Not a clue on age, value, rarity or anything.

    - On the side it reads "THERMOS TRADEMARK REG'D"
    - All black exterior/All white inside
    - Brown leather handle

    Sorry for the bad pic and thanks alot for looking, any info would be great thanks!
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    us
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    This one is stated to be from the 1960s :

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com

    Thermos GmbH, a German company, was formed in 1904; however, "Thermos" was declared a genericized trademark (meaning, a general class of product or service) in the U.S. in 1963.




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    jp
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Sorry JerLinde and I could be wrong,
    but I just don't think there is much to that lunch box unless there happens to be a big ole honkin' turkey sandwich in there.
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Here's a similar one (but note the "V") made my American Thermos Products Co, Norwich, CT :

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65104867...s-lunch-box-be

    Without a manufacturer's name, yours is just a generic one made by ?

    For some reason, it reminds me of the one Herman Munster had, from the show back in the 60s.

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    ca
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Thanks alot for the quick responses!

    My box is almost identical to the one in the first link, The only difference is the handle and condition.

    Didn'tt really think it would be worth alot of money, and not really thinking about selling it, But I am curious. The one in the first link is selling for $7.00 and the other for $28.00. Where does that leave mine? Being in better shape and assuming a different model. (Because of the different handle?)

    Thanks again everyone, all this info is great!


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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    I was thinking late 1950's. All you need is William Bendix on the end of the handle, and we could do a series of the Life of Riley. Mmm, better hush, sounds like I might be telling my age. Breezie
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by JerLinde
    My box is almost identical to the one in the first link, The only difference is the handle and condition.

    Didn'tt really think it would be worth alot of money, and not really thinking about selling it, But I am curious. The one in the first link is selling for $7.00 and the other for $28.00. Where does that leave mine? Being in better shape and assuming a different model. (Because of the different handle?)
    Realize that the asking price doesnt mean anything. You need to look at the price it actually sells for, if it sells.. I think Archie Bunker had one. Edith put a Twinkie in one everyday. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...OoigtweK3IWoBg I had one and I didnt realize workers no longer use them lol. I must be getting old. What do they use now for lunch? ...paper bags?
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie
    I was thinking late 1950's. All you need is William Bendix on the end of the handle, and we could do a series of the Life of Riley. Mmm, better hush, sounds like I might be telling my age. Breezie
    Breezie, not everyone evens remembers William Bendix, let alone the Life of Riley.....now I'm showing my age...lol. goat
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    I can image Rosie the Riveter had one of these.
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Realize that the asking price doesnt mean anything. You need to look at the price it actually sells for, if it sells..
    True. It's worth whatever the buyer will pay ... even if it's overpriced.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    What do they use now for lunch? ...paper bags?
    Debit card at McD's

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    Were are everyones manners ...Welcome to Treasure net

    You could fit a lot of lunch into that box

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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    It looks as the handle was replaced by a piece of heavy gauge wire. A common practice as the handles wore and broke fairly easy. My father carried one like that many years in the mining industry.
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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    Breezie said life of Riley ? ok I'm 60 and who was Riley there Breezie? I remember Archie and Edith lmao Yeah we all remember them
    ole_grisley

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    Re: Found lunch box and know nothing about it! Help please!

    You guys are all wrong, obviously its Ralph Kramden's lunchbox

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