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1940 Rice Owls Artwork: 12 oz Stainless Steel Can Insulator

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(12 oz)

An early symbol of Rice's athletic teams was large canvas owl, a tempting target for Rice Institute's rivals. In 1917, when students from Southwest Conference football rival Texas A&M kidnapped the owl, Rice students pooled their resources and hired a private detective to go to College Station to find the missing mascot. Upon recovering the owl, the detective sent a coded telegram to Houston that read "Sammy is fairly well and would like to see his parents at eleven o'clock," giving the mascot a name for the first time. Eventually, the canvas representation of Sammy was replaced with a live owl. During this period, handlers kept Sammy in a roost in front of Lovett College. Prior to football games, Sammy was known to fly into the stadium. Rice University later discontinued its tradition of a live owl, replacing it with a student dressed in an owl suit. As such, Sammy the Owl is an elected position of the Rice University Student Body.
Product details
The Vintage Brand 12 oz. Stainless Steel Can Insulator will take your tailgating game to the next level! Keep your beverage cold and your hands warm. Simply twist the top seal off and insert your favorite 12 oz. canned drink. Vintage Brand artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color.
  • Fits 12oz can
  • Double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot
  • 18/8 Kitchen-grade Stainless Steel, puncture and rust-resistant
  • Dimensions: 5" x 3 1/8" wide (Empty Weight: 8.7 oz)
  • Removable black plastic seal
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