McKesson’s Standard of quality Calox Tooth Powder Matchbook Magnet (MM28)
Calox was a soldier’s friend as it was easily transported, came in a small metal tin, and did not get ruined over long periods of time. The old fashioned manner of selling health products involves gruesome frankness that is compelling in the aftermath. The drugs or remedies sold themselves without clever names, hoping that the actual merit of the product would be enough, and the brand also assumed that potential customers would take the time to read their claims. I think what is most precious about these kinds of images is connected to the timeless fabric of it and its simple promises – life of course has not improved or worsened since any prior time, but the way that drugs are marketed has changed; I believe the marketing is less beautiful.
The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet. (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)
All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding. The surface is textured, so it does not scratch. We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China. It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product. Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.
Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.
SIZE: This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)
PACKAGING: This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.
It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.
*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days. We do not expedite shipping. Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.