It's time to blast-off and take a trip back in time to 1963 when the hit show Fireball XL5 landed on TV and became an instant hit with kids and adults. Pictured is a Fireball XL5 Metal Thermos Bottle by Thermos Division of King Seely, bottle number 2872, and copyrighted in 1964 by Independent Television Corporation. This thermos bottle measures 3¼" in diameter x 6 5/8" tall, and is an 8 oz. bottle.
On the front is Colonel Steve Zodiac and his close friend, Doctor Venus. Also there is a super picture of his XL5 Spaceship along with scenes from the earth planetary home base. This is the second bottle issued for the same lunchbox. The first bottle was a little taller and had a tapered drinking cup.
The show was created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and featured Supermaionation in the form of puppetry. The XL5 was commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol along with other members as they ventured in out of this world space adventures every Saturday mornings from 1963 through 1965 on NBC.
**Condition of Outside of Thermos: The outside of the Fireball XL5 Thermos is in very good condition, very clean and bright. The red plastic cup has surface scratches, most of which appear on the top of the cup. The screw-on stopper and plastic on the top of the thermos are in near mint condition, very clean and bright. The bottom of the thermos is shiny and bright with very light surface wear. There is a small dent in the edge around the bottom of the thermos. The outside surface of the thermos shows some very light surface scratches. There is a tiny amount of paint loss underneath the word Thermos about 1/8" wide x 1/8" long.
**Condition of Inside of Thermos: The inside of this Thermos is in near mint condition, very clean and bright.
If you own a Fireball XL5 Lunchbox and need the Thermos, then this Fireball XL5 Thermos, which is in fantastic condition, will surely increase the value of your lunchbox.
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