Junior Nurse Thermos

Submitted by Michael Ely January 24th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner
This thermos was part of a vinyl lunchbox set called “Junior Nurse,” made in 1963 by King-Seeley Thermos Co. Gotta love the wonderful graphics showing the glamorous and fashionable world of nursing. No wonder so many little girls growing up in the 1960’s aspired to be nurses, helping patients while looking sexy and maybe even get to marry Dr. Kildare.

15 Responses to “Junior Nurse Thermos”

  1. Allee Willis

    This thermos is great looking. She looks so fabulous against the red.

    I love how she poses with the thermometer.

    Do you know if “Junior Nurse” was a book or a game first?

    I absolutely love this and wish she had been at my side this past week of nursing my knee back to health. As I’ve written in my post today, bringing out medical related artifacts from my kitsch collection kept me in good humor all week. https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2011/01/24/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-–-1960s-last-leg-o-the-knee-trip-pen/

  2. k2dtw

    Perfect feel better post…
    The old uniforms were beautiful and professional .. I bet taking care of them, might have been a career in itself.

  3. Patty McDonald

    Love it! I agree about the uniforms with k2dtw…was more professional and I think instilled more trust in the patients. Funny to see how far thermos have become! I will say though..since most came with the box, they fit better and held with that clipy thingy. Plus..was always a thrill each new school year to get a new lunch box!

  4. denny

    I love this so much! They look more like fashion models.

    Michael, you inspired me to display my “smaller” kitsch when I come across the perfect display case. Thank you!