Timeless Toys

Lunch Boxes

Special | 1m 33s

Metal lunch pails became popular among blue-collar workers at the end of the 19th century. The first metal kids' lunch boxes were made in the 1920s and 30s, for children who wanted to emulate their working parents. In 1950, Aladdin Industries revolutionized child lunch boxes when they released a metal lunch box decorated with a decal of Hopalong Cassidy – it was a huge success.

Aired: 12/01/16

Rating: NR

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