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The Original 12"

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12" L x 41/2"W x 71/4 "H inches and weighs 2.12 lbs

  • Our tough lunch boxes have been handmade and hard working ever since 1956. You’re buying tradition and premium, not just a lunch box. 
  • Enough room to hold all your food (lunch, snack, second snack and more). There’s even a metal bracket just inside the lid that can keep your mug or tumblr secure.
  • Timeless shape, trendy aluminum body and nostalgia value on this lunch box.

The Original 12"

$85.99 CAD

Can I personalize my L. May lunchbox?

Yes, the personalization option is below the colour swatch.

Do you have a storefront?

No, we currently have our shop & warehouse available for local pickups. But you can check our retail partners here.


Personalized Orders

All customized orders are processed within 1 to 4 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email.

Local Pickup

You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup at 2121 LaSallae Blvd. After placing your order and selecting local pickup at checkout, your order will be prepared and ready for pick up within 1 to 2 business days. If it is a customized order, please allow 2 to 3 days. We will send you an email when your order is ready along with instructions. 

Our in-store pickup hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30pm - Monday to Friday (weekend closed). Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come.

International Shipping

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout.Delivery timelinesexpectations can vary greatly depending on the destination.

Status of my order

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Craig Miller
A well made long term investment

This lunchbox is a breath of fresh air in a world of disposable junk. It is well made, sturdy, and works great. It gets a lot of compliments and will last you a life time. This is much better than the cheaper alternatives out there and I highly recommend it.

Alex Hellyer
Absolutely incredible!

I was fortunate enough to win one of these in a giveaway and I could not be happier! The quality of these lunchboxes are unbelievable; you can tell this is a longstanding company from the quality and care of the product. Absolutely brilliant; if you’re looking for something like this, here is where you need to get it

Thank you so much for sharing your excitement and positive experience with our lunchbox! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you won one in our giveaway and that you're beyond satisfied with the quality of the product.

Your kind words about our product quality mean the world to us. We take great pride in producing items that are not only functional but also built to last.

ted rempel
Dad’s old lunch pail

Here’s the way I purchased my new 12 inch.
Some time in the early 1970’s, my father’s tin lunch pail broke after 10 years of service in the forge shop where he worked.
So he bought a new L.May 10inch box.
He retired in 1984, and I began using it.
And it is still fine, but one of the latches wore out. I when on line to find a replacement one, and found your web site.
Dad worked 8 hour shifts so the 10 inch was adequate, but I work 10 hour shifts so needed the 12 inch. Thank you making a product that will last. 50 years.

Wow, what a heartwarming journey you shared with us! We are truly touched by the story of your L.May 10-inch lunch pail that has served your family faithfully for decades.

It's customers like you, who pass down our products through generations, that remind us of the lasting impact of quality craftsmanship. Thank you for choosing L. May!

Clinton Stadel
Miners lumchbox

I bought these to give away. I’ve been a hard rock miner for 29 yrs and have always enjoyed coworkers stories of your lunchboxes. Most have had them for yrs and are still in good working order, just maybe not as pretty as they were, when they were new.

Thank you for sharing your personal connection to our products. We are thrilled to know that our lunchboxes have been a part of your coworkers' stories and have stood the test of time in the rugged environment of the mines.

We sincerely appreciate your support and the trust you and your coworkers have placed in L. May

Nick Burry
Lunch box

Great lunch box ! Very great quality

Thank you for choosing L. May!

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