Tinnerman Speed Nuts the Fastest Thing in Fastenings Conquers Vibration Loosening Matchbook Magnet (MM127)

Irresistible cover – speed nuts!?! And gosh knows we all must conquer our vibration loosening. This cover makes my heart sing, and I always follow the song of my heart. I had to redraw speedy nuts!  This nut was invented by Albert Tinnerman, the son of another pioneer.  His papa invented sheet metal kitchen ranges, (In Cleveland, Ohio) and then, our guy, the younger Tinnerman improved on his father’s design and created the first all porcelain enamel range.  The trouble with these seriously gorgeous, heavy ranges was the shipping.  You’re sending something terribly valuable over very rough terrain, so of course the product will be vibrating, and then, if the nuts holding it together loosen enough you’re delivering a complex item in lots of little pieces.  So Tinnerman designed a nut specially molded to tighten, not loosen, when exposed to serious vibration.  I LOVE the shared passion between father and son, and how beautifully that passion then served the world – as Tinnerman’s nuts were the exclusive ones used on all US World War Two planes.  Tinnerman knew his nuts would be perfect for automobiles, but the industry hesitated.  So he used a single nut to hoist a 3,325 lb (1508.19kilo) Plymouth car off the ground.

I have a personal connection to this product as, until our house burned, we owned an absolutely magnificent enamel stove (I attached a photo with it in the background, the only one I have now.).  I don’t know if ours had those nuts – but those stoves were really things of beauty and so heavy – I mean truly heavy, so they’d definitely require specialized parts.  Such a cool story, this Tinnerman’s family story – beauty and art and passion all together.

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