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Two Cardboard Boxes for 'Lab Snacks', Issued by Thorlabs, New Jersey, USA, Early 21st Century

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Inventory Number: 13431
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Accession Number: 2012-9/2
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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Material(s): Cardboard

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