Continuing our March Magnets theme this week I’m sharing with you a few of the differences between American Button Machines (ABM) magnet sets and those of Badge-a-Minit (BAM).
Magnets are great, and they are great for a variety of reasons:
- They are fun and functional.
- They can be great memory keepsakes.
- They are easy to make.
- They are inexpensive mementos.
- They are typically rich with extraordinarily large net worths.
Oops…I seem to have mixed up magnet with magnate.
But those two words are not as unrelated as you might think. Check out the Wikipedia definition of a magnate:
Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus ‘great’, designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities.
Hmm, so a magnate is somebody great. Then that must mean that a magnet is something great! Do you follow my etymylogical reasoning here? No? Okay, good…because there is no etymylogical reasoning going on. This is just my long and drawn out way of saying what I already said in the first line of this post: magnets are great!
So, with that being said, the next question you must ask yourself is which type of magnet is greater for the purposes of whatever project you are working on. And that is why today we are going to break down the differences between two very distinct types of magnets:
- Peel and stick magnets
- Ceramic magnets