Mmmmmmm a bucket o' food
June 3, 2006 8:07 PM   Subscribe

I want a miners lunch bucket.

Like this. But brand spankin' new. I tried my luck with google and had none. I've seen contemporary references to them but I can't find anyplace to purchase one.
posted by @homer to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How about the buffet version?
posted by fish tick at 8:10 PM on June 3, 2006

I tried my luck with google and had none.

Ahem. Hit 4 in searching "lunch bucket" turns up a new reproduction. Granted at $125 it might be a tad expensive but did you really try google?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 8:28 PM on June 3, 2006

Response by poster: So let me add I want an affordable one. Better?
posted by @homer at 8:32 PM on June 3, 2006

It's not a miner's bucket, but this lunchbox from Lehman's has plenty of character and is more affordable.

I was surprised Lehman's didn't have a miner's bucket. They're a great source for all things rustic.
posted by buggzzee23 at 8:58 PM on June 3, 2006

How about this one at amazon?
posted by Alison at 8:59 PM on June 3, 2006

Have you tried eBay?
posted by brownpau at 9:05 PM on June 3, 2006

Oof, I meant to link to this specific listing, not the search results.
posted by brownpau at 9:06 PM on June 3, 2006

brownpau's ebay Coal Miner Miner's Lunch Pail is probably just an Indian lunch container. See the wicki article Dabbawala.

Asian lunch containers don't have the built in canteens like the repro I referenced.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 9:31 PM on June 3, 2006

Best answer: That's not the lunch box I used when I was a miner 30 years ago. I've never seen a lunch box remotely like that. The lunch boxes popular with the men I worked with was black. It was about a foot long and about six inches wide. The top was rounded to hold the thermos and the entire thing was maybe eight or then inches high.
posted by faceonmars at 1:06 AM on June 4, 2006

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