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Vintage lunch box/ personal cooler

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Hyvolt, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Hyvolt
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    I dont have one, but i am looking for some pictures of any that are out there. I hate having to carry a plastic cooler, and cant do the soft sided ones.

    Show me what ya got please! Let the treasure hunt begin

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  2. spurgeonforge
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    4D153313-ED21-4E05-86A3-EB2006D2E40A.jpeg AD8659A2-7A67-47CD-B927-EC1A708B92E4.jpeg Here’s mine. Was my grandfathers
     
  3. bct
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    I wound up with a couple somehow. Ill get some pics. Be happy to trade for something . Im into antique wood working tools.
     
  4. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    I carry one that my grandfather carried everyday to work at AC Sparkplug for decades. It's similar to the one above but is raw aluminum. Just last year I had to replace the handle. I'll snap a pic later.
     
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  5. jchav62
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    My pops carried that same Thermos lunch box for years when he was working... wonder if he still has it?? I'll have to ask...
     
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  6. bct
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    Not as nice as I thought . Seem tinny . But still worth a pic. 20180609_114321.jpg 20180609_114414.jpg
     
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  7. rudestude
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    A couple of weeks ago in my utility room the ceiling fell in due to a water leak and when I climbed up in there to make repairs I found a coup!e of old lunch boxes in the rafters the house was built in 1905 buy my great-grandfather don't know how long they have been up there...one even had a thermos in it ,missing the cap and cup the brand name is the same for the thermos and box...the other one I couldn't find a brand name on it....you never know what you will find in these old houses...hell just today I was using a metal detector in my yard, it's one acre,and found a old possibly model T rim about a foot down in the dirt... couldn't find the rest of the car though..... IMG_20180609_164452~2.jpg IMG_20180609_164539~2.jpg IMG_20180609_164804~2.jpg IMG_20180609_164704~2.jpg IMG_20180609_164749~2.jpg IMG_20180609_164931~2.jpg IMG_20180609_165200.jpg IMG_20180609_165039~2.jpg IMG_20180609_165304_1~2.jpg IMG_20180609_165417~2.jpg IMG_20180609_165344~2.jpg IMG_20180609_124729~2.jpg

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  8. 49ratfink
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    from California

    I had the Beverly Hillbillies lunch box in school. long gone now.
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  9. Rehpotsirhcj
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    This was my aunts I'm told. Kind of cool


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  10. Speed~On
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    @Hyvolt I found this 1930's LEYSE aluminum lunch box at a swap meet last Friday. It has it's fair share of scars and plenty of character! I also noticed etchings on it from previous owners. Imagine the stories this thing tell if it could talk. It's cool because you feel like you're carrying a piece of history.

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    I especially like all the rounded corners. It looks like an Airstream and screams art deco.
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  11. Hyvolt
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    That is cool. Can you get a good picture of that winged emblem? I want to find one of those.

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    Trippy '70s TV show, I had one like this.
     
  14. I also liked the Banana Splits too. But my favorite 60's TV show, was Lost in Space.
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  15. Speed~On
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    I'm so fond of the vintage aluminum lunch box I found at a swap meet last week, that I found another one.
    This is a Priscilla Ware. Other than a few minor dings it's in remarkable condition. It still has the thermos bracket on the inside. I think I'm going to polish this one to a mirror shine/finish. The other lunch box will remain "as is" because it just looks so cool dirty and beat up.

    (Not a ding on the corner...that's just a lot of shine from a few minutes of polishing)
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    When I get some time I will use my buffing wheel.
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  16. Speed~On
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    Had a peaceful afternoon polishing my 1930's Priscilla Ware aluminum lunch box. Added a WWII St. Christopher wing for good measure. Kinda sad cool stuff like this is no longer made. My 3 year old said she wants to use this for her lunch box. Awesome!! She'll have the coolest lunch box at daycare.

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  17. raven
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    Too cool. Now I have to look for one of those.
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  18. Speed~On
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    I found another Priscilla Ware aluminum lunch box. It was in nice condition, actually remarkable condition considering its age. I spent the afternoon buffing it out to a brilliant shine; I think it turned out nice. Added a 1940's St. Christopher wing for good measure.
    The last one my daughter wanted, so this one goes to my boy. @Hyvolt


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  19. This is a lunch box made in Canada that I found at a yard sale(just found another one)that I use to store my paint chemicals in when I travel. FirstBatch 023.jpg FirstBatch 025.jpg FirstBatch 026.jpg FirstBatch 027.jpg
     
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  20. Speed~On
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    I found my 4th Priscilla Ware aluminum lunch box. This one has a little more "character" than my other 3 (as in some small dings and scratches)

    I spent the afternoon buffing it out on my buffing wheel. I added a 1940s St. Christopher wing because they look so good on these boxes.

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