This box came out after the Top-N-Bottom box which was 4 1/2' long. When they started making the Devels Horse lures they needed a longer box. They used this box up to about 1957 and then the size was changed. They went to a box the same width and length but only 1" high. They used this 1" high box for the Devels series until about 1962 and then used it for the Devils series to about 1963. It was replaced by the one peice cardboard box with the hard plastic top.