This large sized magnet pictures an advertisement from the mid 1950s promoting Blue Bonnet margarine, the only one that "looks like, cooks like and tastes like the 'high price' spread!"
The small, independent Blue Bonnet brand was purchased by Standard Brands in 1943 and has been in the ConAgra stable since 1998.
Surprisingly, though the first margarine patent was issued in 1898, the buttery-looking, quarter-pound stick promoted in this advertisement was not introduced until 1950 when president Truman listened to consumers, said fooey to powerful dairy lobbyists and signed the Margarine Act that gave margarine manufacturers greater freedom in marketing their products. Note that in this ad 6-7 years later, Blue Bonnet was nonetheless careful not to mention the B word. It took another 17 years for the last of the trade-restraining taxes on margarine to be repealed. The National Association of Margarine Manufacturers offers an interesting timeline about the history of margarine.
ConAgra is based in Omaha, Nebraska and was founded in 1919.
Magnet size: 3-1/2” x 3” (8.9cm x 7.6cm)
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Any jagged lines in the picture result from image resolution being downgraded for the web and will not appear on your magnet, nor will any part numbers or sample marks.
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Q. Are magnets three dimensional or die cut? Please be advised that my magnets are not three dimensional or die cut. They are hand crafted rectangular pictures printed on flat, flexible 35ml magnetic vinyl with a protective satin-finish top coating and hand finished edges.
The magnets are roughly twice the thickness & strength of magnetic material found at office supply stores. They are suitable for interior use.
In other languages that's: El imán es una imagen plana. L'aimant est une image plate. Der Magnet ist ein flaches Bild. Il magnete è un'immagine piatta. De magneet is een vlakke afbeelding.
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Q. What about durability? Will they damage my refrigerator?
They are kind to your refrigerator; no metal corners to scratch or rust, no plastic sleeves to harbor soil or moisture. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. Do not soak, use abrasives or apply cleaning products containing bleach or solvents. I've run them through the dishwasher without disaster, but they'll last longer if you keep them out of puddles, away from puppy teeth, and remember that they are not suitable for exterior use.