American Designer Petra Cabot, 99, Dies

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American Designer Petra Cabot, 99, Dies
Petra Cabot.

WOODSTOCK, NY.- American designer Petra Cabot, 99, died. She designed the hugely popular Scotch Koolers of the 1950s. The Scotch Kooler is an insulated pail covered with plaid. It was able to keep ice cream cold for as long as three hours without ice. It was copyrighted in 1952. The Hamilton Metal Products Company of Hamilton, Ohio made the Kooler. They are now collectable items. She was born Emma Mearns in Philadfelphia in 1907. She studied fine arts.

Petra Cabot once said, “I decided to make the best-looking bucket anybody ever saw.”

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