Unique vintage breadbox designs include a metal toolbox-style shape with a handle on top and a round metal hatbox shape with ventilation holes on top. Other designs include breadboxes that look like enameled cooking pots, as well as double-decker bread boxes made from tin or sheet metal.
Breadboxes from eras past sometimes include designs that may seem odd now, such as a metal box that looks more like a tool box or tackle box than something designed for food. An enamel cooking pot design, sometimes with squared edges, is another type of vintage breadbox. Primitive metal cabinet-style breadboxes are found in many configurations, some featuring punched designs on the outside or a shelf inside for two distinct storage areas.