Two Cardboard Boxes for 'Lab Snacks', Issued by Thorlabs, New Jersey, USA, Early 21st Century
|Inventory Number:|| 13431|
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|Brief Description:||Printed cardboard rectangular box for 'Lab Snacks' and small cardboard pillow box for ‘Lab Snacks Lite’, both with cartoon of a dog serving 'Lab Snacks' on a tray with the motto 'Born to Serve'. These are promotional items given to employees and clients of Thorlabs and would have contained an assortment of pre-packaged snack foods. |
Thorlabs Inc. is a scientific instrument manufacturer specialising in optical and fibre-optic laboratory tools, founded at Newton, New Jersey, USA in 1989. Their web site (as viewed in 2013) contains illustrations of the same and similar Lab Snacks boxes and a reference to 'famished grad students who depend on the Lab snacks for an occasional meal'.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Wording on printed cardboard box: 'LAB SNACKS A Treat for Humans THORLABS [motto in picture:] Born to Serve'.|
|Provenance:||Transferred from the Ultrafast Physics Group, Oxford University, in 2012. Originally lent for display in the 'Time Machines' exhibition.|
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