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Plaid Picnic Cooler Red Black Metal Hamilton Skotch Petra Cabot 1950's

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This snappy, plaid cooler was designed by Petra Cabot in 1952 for the Hamilton Metal Products Company in Ohio. The design incorporated three layers of insulation: fiberglass, inert air, and an outer, heat-reflecting layer. These layers enabled the cooler to keep ice cream firm for two to three hours without ice. Petra Cabot described the cooler as "the best-looking bucket anybody ever saw."

And it would make a sharp looking addition to your home or camping spot! Would be great extra for extra storage and display at the same time. Or it can still be used for picnics and camping. This cooler is in very good condition, with only a few scrapes to the plaid design. The lid still fits very snuggly, so it should hold in the cold just fine. There is a dent along the top rim, but it is cosmetic only and does not affect the use of the cooler. There is a plastic tray insert which sits inside the top and it is intact and in very good condition. Inside of lid has a couple small dents and the inside of the cooler is a little scuffed from use, but overall in great condition for its 50+ years. Handle is firmly attached and sturdy. Inside of lid is marked "Hamilton, the Skotch Kooler a Petra Cabot design, The Hamilton Metal Products Co., Hamilton, Ohio" Measures approx. 13 1/2" high x 11 1/2" wide and has a 4 gallon capacity.

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Plaid Picnic Cooler Red Black Metal Hamilton Skotch Petra Cabot 1950's


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: metal
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