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Publication numberUS108989 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1870
Publication numberUS 108989 A, US 108989A, US-A-108989, US108989 A, US108989A
InventorsJames Elsox
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in lunch-boxes
US 108989 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


Letters Patent No. 108,989, dated November, 1870.

lMPRovEMi-:Nr iN LUNCH-Boxes.


vThe Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and makingpart of the same,

To all whom Nanay concern Be it known that I, Jmmsxlhsox, of Northampton, inthe county of Hampshire and State of Massachusetts, have. invented a new and improved Lunch- Box; and 4I do hereby declare that the following is a 'nll,.clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being` had to the accompanying drawing,r forming partofithis specification.

This invention relates to improvements in that class of lunch-boxes which are made to resemble books; and

It consists in inelosinfar an inner case of tin, like the said boxes as new made, in another box or ease made ol' paper, pasteboard, or other like substances of the saine' character as the covers of books, by which I am enabled to provide neater boxes, more nearly resembling books, and better calculated to protect the contents from heat or cold, the said paper being` non-heatconducting.

The drawing represents a lunch-box in perspective view, constructed according to my improvements.

.k is the ordinary tin box, and

l is the outer box, which I propose to make of thickstrong paper lor pasteboard, exactly resembling the cover ot' a book in material and style, the coarse board being coveredwith such fancy paper as is used `in linishing the covers of books.

lhe boxes will not only be more desirable on aecount ot' their resemblance to books, but they will be better for being stronger, and the paper being a nonconductor ot' heat, the contents ofthe box will beless exposed to the effects of heat when carried in the sun in summer, or to cold in winter.

` lhe tin box can be taken out ofthe other for wash--` ing at any time, audit prevents the paper from being soiled by the food.

Having thus described my invention, n

I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- As an inn'ntncdartiele oi manufacture, a lunch-box, composed ot' a sheet-metal box and a paper box com 4billed, substantially in the mannerdescribed.



JOHN BAXNIsTnn, C. EDGAR Salmi. v l

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US6675599Apr 3, 2003Jan 13, 2004Michael N. CorreiaPortable rectangular tabletop picnic cooler
US20110121002 *Nov 22, 2010May 26, 2011Stephanie StillerMulti-compartment food storage container
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/163