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1939 Miners Lunch Box with Bonus Story ( Oh Boy )

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Posted 5 years ago


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As some of you know I live in Franklin NJ,the fluorescent mineral capital of the world.( Ironically Franklinite does not fluoresce ). These minerals were discovered in the zinc mines. Once the miners realized how collectable the minerals were they started taking specimans home in their lunch boxes. The mine owners allowed this.Soon the miners were spending all their time collecting rather than working.Surprisingly enough (yep my old friend sarcasm) their lunch boxes started getting bigger and bigger.So the mine owners decided to have official mine lunch boxes.I can only imagine how many beautiful pieces made their way to daylight with a ride in this box!I got this at a Cub Scout auction about twenty years ago.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Love this Hedge .And what a great story ! The moment I saw it I thought it looked like a miner's . Was surprised it was . What a great find ! Love love
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Thanks metalman,BELLIN,mrmajestic,brat and Mani !!!! It was a great find.I displayed part of my collection in it for years.I thought considering the story it would be a perfect display.Thanks again !!!!
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    THAT IS A GREAT STORY HEDGEWALKER!!!! PERFECT way to display! Where you been hiding this beauty? Is that "lunch CHEST" as BIG as it looks? LUV the lid!!
  4. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Thanks ho2 and mikie !!
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Thanks Kevin !!
  6. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Thanks Michael !!
  7. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Reminds me of the Johnny Cash song -- one piece at time -- great find!
  8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    What year was that Caddy trunkman ? Thanks for all the loves and comments !! These do glow nicely under shortwave uv light Phil !
  9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Thanks lundy !!!

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