Disney School Bus Dome Lunch Box

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Description (Brief)
This domed, tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1961. It has two metal snaps for a hinged lid and a collapsible, yellow plastic handle. The box is in the shape of a school bus , and colorful portraits of Disney characters like Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Pinocchio, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck line the windows of the bus. Its eye-catching appearance made it the most popular lunch box ever, selling over 9 million units.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
1961
ID Number
2001.3101.15.01
nonaccession number
2001.3101
catalog number
2001.3101.15.01
referenced
Walt Disney Company
Aladdin
subject
School Personal Equipment
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 13 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in
National Museum of American History
Object Name
lunch box