TWA World Route Cooler

Enjoy a cool beverage while dreaming of far away lands!

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This fun piece of mid-century corporate ‘swag’ was manufactured in Pittsburgh by the Standard Can Corporation, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It showcases the global expanse of the aviation routes in operation by Trans-World Airlines, more popularly known as TWA.

The company’s routes, confined to the Trans-Atlantic crossing and a handful of Asian destinations, are highlighted in orange. Other active lines are shown in black, presenting a fairly comprehensive network of aerial transportation.

Scattered across each continent are numerous vignettes that highlight local flora, fauna, people, and historic sites. Different time zones are approximately noted with diagrams running along the bottom, and the decorative compass rose is replicated on the lid.

The cooler was dated using the presence of several Lockheed Constellations, the workhorse of the T.W.A. fleet until its gradual obsolescence in the early 1960s by jetliners like the Boeing 707.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1960

Author: Standard Can Corporation

Sheet Width (in): 11.5

Sheet Height (in): 14

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Insulated metal cooler with original lid and handle. The lid is moderately dented around the edges,. but still attaches tightly. Scattered soiling, scratching, and spots of discoloration on the outside. A bit of rusting in the interior, but it holds water well and functions nicely. Good condition overall.

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