Horn & Hardart Less Work for Mother Matchbook Magnet (MM62)

This mother has such a sweet countenance – she has kind eyes. This is a huge seller for us – I must not be the only one who thinks she’s kind.   The place began as a coffee company and was hugely popular because of their unique New Orleans style chicory coffee.  But then Horn and Hardart brilliantly implemented new idea from Berlin, placing pre-cooked meals in vending machines.  A Horn and Hardart employee at the front was called a “nickel thrower” which meant that they supplied customers with the wooden 5c tokens needed to operate the food “vending” machines.  The food was behind glass and you had to put in the appropriate amount of nickel tokens to obtain your selection – from the average of .35cUS to the high end .75cUS.  Employees loaded the glassed in machines from behind.  The most popular items were macaroni and cheese and baked beans.

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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