Posted 8 months ago
Picked up this mid-century modern picnic cooler, "The Royal", off a BIN eBay listing for 50% book value. Condition is pretty good considering age and durability of the material.
During the 50's, manufacturing of many metal items was converted to plastics, as the petroleum refining by-product became plentiful and cheap when America's thirst for gasoline exploded (see Car Culture).
This cooler is lighter than the smaller, metal airline cooler in my collection. They both look nice on display next to the Vendo.