Classic Lunchbox CopiedBy Mark Chervenka
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.