Posted 5 years ago
Vintage 1960s CHENEY RED ENGLISH PLAID METAL LUNCHBOX.
At first glance I thought this was your run of the mill 40 dollar vintage plaid lunchbox.
But I had real problems identifying the maker, I knew it was not Aladdin right away, the plaid pattern was all wrong, and I could not find any Thermos markings either.
Then I dug deeper, but alas no Ohio Art markings at all anywhere.
All I could find is the 2 small words etched as in the picture above on the chrome latch:
"Cheney" (like Dick Cheney), and "England".
Its safe to assume that this Lumchbox is made in England, which is rare because I have never heard of English Lunchboxes.
I cannot find much on eBay or etsy, except for 1 bloke who claims some book said it is rarity=10 and is worth $1000.00. I honestly doubt this. If this was so, I would see a lot of them selling at that price.
So who is "Cheney"? were they a Metal Maker? A Lunchbox Company?
How many years did Cheney make Lunchboxes?
How many were made of this model? IS it really super rare?
The one I found is in nice collectible shape, original handle, super clean.
Come on Community, enlighten me!