Landers Frary & Clark Thermal Food Carrier ?

I recently acquired a LF&C Universal thermal food carrier, dated March 13, 1917. the lady i got it from told me that the coal miners used this to take their hot lunch into the mines and keep it warm. It is 12 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter and has 2 aluminum compartments inside to keep 2 separate food items warm. I have never seen another one like it, so i am curious as to the history, uses, value, etc. For a couple of pictures, go to


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It;'s an old "dinner bucket"....what can I say...it's wonderful....great shape...I haven't seen one in years
Worth? What someone will pay. At the right auction with 2 spirited collectors, several hunderd dollars....at a yard sale....maybe $5.
Great find
Linda C

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Hey, thanks. I paid $10, but I really plan to keep it. Any idea where i can get new decals in case i want to restore it to new condition??

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Please don't "restore it"....if you want things to look new buy new....but that bucket plainly is an antique.
By the way the color pretty well dates it as to the early 1930's.
Linda C

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OK, good advice! Thanks Linda!

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Ebay has a number of products made by this firm. None command big prices, but still interesting.

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been watching ebay for a long time, seen a lot of LF&C, but not this piece. thats why it was so interesting to me. glad i found this site. been a BIG help! thanks again!