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 Petra (Emma Mearns) Cabot  (1907 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: mural painting, designer

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BIOGRAPHY for Petra Cabot
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1907 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
2006 (Woodstock, New York)

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New York

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An artist whose first love was painting, Petra Cabot, however, is best remembered for her 1950s design of the 'Skotch cooler', an insulated, airtight, four gallon cooler with three layers of insulation covered with plaid fabric.   It was copyrighted in 1952, and was revolutionary for keeping ice cream firm, and picnic food fresh for several hours without ice, and for serving fishermen well by keeping freshly-caught fish cold.

Before this invention, from 1938 to 1950, Petra (showing 500 of 2120 characters).



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