Workmans Lunch Box - SMP Made in Canada

Workmans Lunch Box - SMP Made in Canada


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General Steel Wares was a Canadian company that was established in October, 1927. They made various items, such as housewares like washtubs, baby bath tubs, oil stoves, cream cans, lanterns, metal lunch boxes, metal lanterns, etc. This company was founded by the merging of several companies including The Sheet Metal Products (SMP) Company of Canada Limited of Toronto (founded 1867). This dates this lunch box between 1867 - 1927.

This metal workman's lunch box is a part of Canada's mining and manufacturing history

Has a unique look to the exterior where the paint is slightly rubbed off of the ridges of the metal, causing a beautiful iridescent finish.

In very good condition with all the wear expected from a piece nearly a hundred years old, the only noticeable damage is a crack in the leather handle.


Local customers can pick up their order curbside on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday from 12 - 5pm at 1884 Danforth Avenue. Use coupon code LocalPickup at last page of checkout to remove shipping cost.

Shipping from Canada

All Canadian and USA orders ship in sturdy packaging through Canada Post's regular service.

Overseas orders 1lb or 12" or under will automatically ship via Air Mail at 7 - 10 business days. Orders over these dimensions will ship via SEA MAIL which takes 6 - 12 weeks with orders usually arriving within 7 weeks. This method is slow but very economical and reliable despite the slow pace.

Overseas orders over 1lb or 12" can be upgraded to Air Mail service but this can be up to double the shipping cost. For most accurate rate, contact us.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.
Returns will be handled on a case by case basis, and partial refunds will not be given under any circumstances.

Returns must be shipped back at customer's expense and original purchase and shipping will be refunded after a case is opened with Canada Post.