GreSolvent Miles Ahead of Soap For the Hand Matchbook Magnet (MM55)

One of the cutest thing about old product ads is how strongly they make the case for their product. This product is going on at great length about its many benefits. I always love little product images in the box or bottle shape, and this one is just wonderful.  There’s still a GreSolvent as in Hell’s Kitchen in New York – it’s fading but still there on a brick wall.  If you look at what else the company produced you’ll find that another of its products was described as gear and body wipers.  The soap was a working persons’ friend, and that’s a huge part of the charm of this cover, that perhaps it was once in the pocket of a person who hustled daily to build machines and then used this little matchbook to light a smoke during a break or in the evenings.

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.






1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock

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