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    Here is a list and images of different Old Lunch Boxes that were produced sometime in the early 1930’s – 1940′. This page has mostly Oval lunch boxes. To view the old vintage square or rectangle lunch boxes click here. Most old tin lunch boxes are scarce with some of them being very rare.

    Tin Lunchbox w/ 40 College Pennants

    Name of Lunch Box: College Pennants Lunchbox with
    Year: 1940’s-1950’s
    Made By: Ohio Art

    Shape: Oval

    Description: One of the more common boxes from the Oval shaped lunch boxes but still neat since it is from the 40’s or 50’s.

     

     

     

     

    “Pennants” Notre Dame Stanford

    Name of Lunch Box: “Pennants” Notre Dame Stanford
    Year: 1950-1954
    Made By: Ohio Art

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sports Lunch Pail With Lid

    Name of Lunch Box: Sports Lunch Pail With Lid
    Year: 1933
    Made By: Ohio Art

    Approx. 8 1/2″ long x 3 3/4″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide

     

     

     

     

     

    Decoware Traincar Lunch Box Pail

    Name of Lunch Box: Decoware Traincar Lunch Box Pail
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By: Ohio Art

    Measures 3 1/2″ tall by 8 1/4″ and 5 1/2″

     

     

     

     

     

    Red Tin Folk Art Amish Design Box

    Name of Lunch Box: Red Tin Folk Art Amish Design Box
    Year: 1940’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Lithographed Lunch Box Pail Two Handles

    Name of Lunch Box: Tin Lithographed Lunch Box Pail Two Handles
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By: Ohio Art

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Double Handled Painted Oval Tin Lunchbox

    Name of Lunch Box: Double Handled Painted Oval Tin Lunchbox
    Year: 1910’s-1920’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    History of Flight Lunch Pail

    History of Flight Lunch Pail

    Name of Lunch Box: History of Flight Lunch Pail
    Year: 1910’s-1930’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Plaid Tin Lunchbox

    Name of Lunch Box: Plaid Tin Lunchbox
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By: Ohio Art

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name of Lunch Box: Aviation Metal Lunchbox Airplanes TWA Green Litho
    Year: 1920’s-1930’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Old Metal Lunch Box Queen Elisabeth 2

    Name of Lunch Box: Old Metal Lunch Box Queen Elisabeth 2
    Year: 1950’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Lunch Box Children at Play Rolling The Hoop See Saw

    Name of Lunch Box: Tin Lunch Box Children at Play Rolling The Hoop See Saw
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Red Scotch Plaid Small Picnic Basket Tin Lunch Box

    Name of Lunch Box: Red Scotch Plaid Small Picnic Basket Tin Lunch Box
    Year: 1960’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name of Lunch Box: Children’s Lunch Tin, Early

    Year: 1900’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

    Name of Lunch Box: Green Gingham Plaid Vented Oval Tin Metal Lunch Box w/Tray
    Year: 1940’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Name Of Lunch Box: Green Cream Plaid Tin Childrens Lunchbox
    Year: Unknown
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name Of Lunch Box: Red Cream Plaid Tin Childrens
    Year: 1940’s
    Made By: Unknown

     

    Has double metal handles. Red lid with cream and red plaid body. Interior holds a metal tray which can be used for an eating surface or to hold a sandwich..

    Measures 8.75 inches wide 5.25 inches deep and 4 inches high. Condition is Wonderful. Has no dents and no dings. Minor paint wear on lid. Small series of airholes on each side to keep food fresh. No manufacturer’s marking on the base.

     

     

     

    Yellow & Black Plaid Oval Metal Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Yellow & Black Plaid Oval Metal Lunch Box
    Year: 1960’s
    Made By: Nesco

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oval Lunch Box Plaid Rare Unusual Shape

    Name Of Lunch Box: Oval Lunch Box Plaid Rare Unusual Shape
    Year: Unknown
    Made By: Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Childs Metal School Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Childs Metal School Lunch Box
    Year: 1960’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Child’s Blue Tin Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Child’s Blue Tin Lunch Box
    Year: 1960’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Metal Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Metal Lunch Box
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Early Lunch Box Tin

    Name Of Lunch Box: Early Lunch Box Tin
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Handled Chldren’s Red Lunch Box Pail With Lid

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Handled Chldren’s Red Lunch Box Pail With Lid
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Lunch Pail, Lunchbox, Western, Buffalo, Arrows, Indians, Texana

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Lunch Pail, Lunchbox, Western, Buffalo, Arrows, Indians, Texana
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

    The lunch pail measures 9 inches long. nearly 5 inches across and 3-5/8 inches high.

     

     

     

     

    Child’s Metal School Lunch Box Western Cowboy

    Name Of Lunch Box: Child’s Metal School Lunch Box Western Cowboy
    Year: c 1930
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Lunch Pail Box Train Litho

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Lunch Pail Box Train Litho
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Lunch Box Snack Tin Dogs Collies Terriers Original Tray

    Name Of Lunch Box: Lunch Box Snack Tin Dogs Collies Terriers Original Tray
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

    It measures 8 inches long, 5 inches deep and 4 inches tall.  There are no names or manufactures dates anywhere on the box.

     

     

     

    Jump Rope Swing Stroller Lunch Box

    Jump Rope Swing Stroller Vintage Lunch Box

     

    Name of unch Box:Jump Rope Swing Stroller Vintage White Lunch Box
    Year: Unknown
    Made By: Unknown

    MEASURES 8.25″ WIDE AND 4″ TALL

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jump Rope Swing Stroller Yellow Lunch Box

    Jump Rope Swing Stroller Yellow Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Jump Rope Swing Stroller Vintage Yellow Lunch Box
    Year: 1920’s
    Made By:  Unknown

    MEASURES 8.25″ WIDE AND 4″ TALL

    It has little girls playing on all sides.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “Handy” Carry-All Metal Lunchbox / Lunch Pail

    Name Of Lunch Box: “Handy” Carry-All Metal Lunchbox / Lunch Pail
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mickey Mouse Lunch Box Lunch Kit – Tin Handy – Disney

    Name Of Lunch Box: Mickey Mouse Lunch Box Lunch Kit – Tin Handy – Disney
    Year:  1930’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Child Pail Lunchbox

    Name Of Lunch Box: Child Pail Lunchbox
    Year:  Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

    Early metal lunch pail with bail handles and upper tray. The lunchpail has vent holes on each side, original paint (pink) and it is in a good condition. The lunch pail measures 8 1/4 in. long, 5 1/4 in wide, and stands 4 1/4 in. high. The inner top tray could have been used as a plate, or just to separate food.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Litho Metal Lunchbox Picnic Basket

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Litho Metal Lunchbox Picnic Basket
    Year:  Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Picnic Lunch Basket

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Picnic Lunch Basket
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Red Tartan Plaid Tin Metal Lunch Box Picnic Basket

    Name Of Lunch Box: Red Tartan Plaid Tin Metal Lunch Box Picnic Basket
    Year: 1950’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1930's Or 1940's Girl's Scout Tin Lunch Pail Lunch Box

    1930’s Or 1940’s Girl’s Scout Tin Lunch Pail Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Girl’s Scout Tin Lunch Pail
    Year: 1930’s-1940’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1930's to 1940's Metal Lunch Box

    1930’s to 1940’s Metal Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Airplain Metal Lunch Box
    Year: 1930’s-1940’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1930s  Summer Kids Lunch Box

    1930’s Summer Kids Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Summer Kids Lunch Box Tin
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By:  Olive Can Chicago

     

     

     

     

     

    1930’s Peter Rabbit Illustrator H. Cady Litho Candy Pail Lunch Box

    1930’s Peter Rabbit Illustrator H. Cady Litho Candy Pail Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Peter Rabbit Illustrator H. Cady Litho Candy Pail Lunch Box
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By:  Tindeco

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Disney1930's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Belgiun

    Disney1930’s Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Belgiun

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Belgiun Lunch Box
    Year: 1930’s
    Made By:  Par Aut. Walt Disney Mickey Mouse P.A

     

     

     

     

    1910-20's Ladies Sports Lunchbox Tin

    1910-20’s Ladies Sports Lunchbox Tin

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Ladies Sports Lunchbox Tin
    Year: 1910-20’s
    Made By:  Metal Packaging Co.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mickey Mouse Metal Lunch Box

    1930 Mickey Mouse Metal Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Mickey Mouse Metal Lunch Box
    Year: 1930
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1940 Cat Dog Frog Lunch Box Pail Biscuit Tin

    Name Of Lunch Box: Cat Dog Frog Lunch Box Pail Biscuit Tin
    Year: 1940
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1940 Children Rooster Cock Fight Lunch Box Pail Biscuit Tin

    Name Of Lunch Box: Children Rooster Cock Fight Lunch Box Pail Biscuit Tin
    Year: 1940
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lunch Storage Pencil School Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Lunch Storage Pencil School Box
    Year: 1920’s-1930’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

    Measures 3 7/8″ x 6 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ Tall.

     

     

     

     

    Uruguay Turism Lunchbox El Trigal

    Name Of Lunch Box: Uruguay Turism Lunchbox El Trigal
    Year: 1960
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    101 Dalmatians Lunchbox

    Name Of Lunch Box: Disney Metal Lunchbox 101 Dalmatians
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Fabartel

     

     

     

     

     

    Lunchbox From Chilean Comic Ogu & Mampato W/ Thermos Fabartel

    Name Of Lunch Box: Metal Lunchbox From Chilean Comic Ogu & Mampato W/ Thermos Fabartel
    Year: 1970
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Luggage Blue Tweed Jean Denim Theme w/ Metal Thermos

    Name Of Lunch Box: Lunchbox Luggage Blue Tweed Jean Denim Theme w/ Metal Thermos
    Year: 1957
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Green W/Silver Metal Tin Lunchbox Pail Kit

    Name Of Lunch Box: Lunchbox Green W/Silver Metal Tin Lunchbox Pail Kit
    Year: 1958
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1960’s Argentina Tin Litho Lunchbox Toys Dog Bear Ball Police & More

    Name Of Lunch Box: Argentina Tin Litho Lunchbox Toys Dog Bear Ball Police & More
    Year: 1960’s
    Made By:  Unknown

    The online site for the National Museum of American History is chock full of cool historical stuff, from advertising to art to communications to just about anything having to do with the history of our great nation. When I stumbled on to a selection of lunch boxes, I was impressed with their wide-ranging collection, from the plain everyday workingman’s box (think construction worker, 1940s) to the fun and highly decorated tin boxes of mid-century America (think Gene Autry). Here’s a small display of the lunch boxes of our nation. All images courtesy of and copyright © the National Museum of American History.

     

     

     

     

    Toy Lunch Box

    Toy Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Toy Lunch Box
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

    1920s Girl Scout Tin Lunch Box

    1920s Girl Scout Tin Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box:  Girl Scout Tin Lunch Box
    Year: 1920’s
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

    Tin Lunch Box Rope Handle Round Bottom Shabby

    Name Of Lunch Box: Tin Lunch Box Rope Handle Round Bottom Shabby
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aluminum Lunchbox, Sanit-Kit

    Name Of Lunch Box: Aluminum Lunchbox, Sanit-Kit
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Old Pal Inc.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Green Metal Dome Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Green Metal Dome Lunch Box
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Aladdin Thermos

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fire Truck Station Fighter Red Metal Lunch Box

    Fire Truck Station Fighter Red Metal Lunch Box

    Name Of Lunch Box: Fire Truck Station Fighter Red Metal Lunch Box
    Year: Unknown
    Made By:  Unknown

     

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