this is a 15 3/4'' x 12'' x 9 1/2'' insulated metal cooler. The rubber gaskets around the rim form a tight seal to keep in the cold. The swivel handle clicks into a groove on the lid handle to securely close the top. It's amazing that this little relic from the 50's is free of rust, inside and out. There's a ding on the bottom right side in the front. The label is about 50% gone, I'm thinking scrubbed away from cleaning it, because this is REALLY CLEAN!