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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.

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