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Classic Lunchbox Copied

If mom thought Annie Oakley or Lone Ranger lunch boxes were too risque, you may have carried a plaid box similar to the new one shown here. Original plaid metal boxes were made from the mid-1950s up until the early 1970s. Original manufacturers included Alladin Industries and Thermos. Old plaid boxes sell for $75-$100; reproduction plaid boxes retailed for $16. Almost all vintage boxes were made in the USA. The vast majority of new metal lunch boxes are made in China.


New metal lunch box in red and black plaid imitates vintage classics from the 1950s.