In 1956, Leo May invented, out of necessity, an aluminum, rust-proof lunchbox that an underground miner could sit on. Working from a small workbench out of his basement workshop, he came up with a design that not only supported his weight, but was built to last. When he showed up at work with his shiny new lunchbox, he was immediately inundated with orders for 40 more! Soon, Leo's hobby evolved into a small company called L.May Mfg and to identify his lunchboxes, he modestly chose a small stamp in the most popular font of the day, and placed it in the upper left hand side, where that very same stamp shows today.
How the boxes came to be...
Picture and history narrative courtesy of L. May Metal Fabricators LTD
...now available to you!
Finally, you can also enjoy the use of this virtually indestructible, rustproof, box. For your lunch, snack, diggin' tools, daily essentials, whatever you want to carry in style!
Turn it up on its end and sit on it while you wait for the bus. Put it in your back pack, throw it in your trunk, or the bed of your truck.
Never have a smooshed lunch again and never have to create trash with the used bag of your old paper bag lunch.
Stop replacing that tattered lunch box year after year...
This will be the last lunch box you ever have to buy.
The Original Miner's Aluminum Lunchbox
Handcrafted in Canada since 1956.
Designed by a miner for use by miners underground.
The original design remains unchanged.
Manufactured with all steel nickel-plated hardware.
Built to withstand heavy use.
Extra strong and durable riveted construction.
Each box lid includes a removable clip for drink container.
Reduce your carbon footprint one lunch at a time.