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Akro Agate Marbles

Back in the early 1900s two residents of Akron, Ohio named Gilbert Marsh and George Rankin began making glass marbles. They created their own machinery to mass produce the marbles and found enough demand to start a company. So in 1911 they registered the trademark Akro Agate and manufactured marbles under that name, arguably the most famous and prolific American marble manufacturers. They soon partnered with Horace C. Hill, formerly of the Navarre Glass Marble & Specialty Company and Akro Agate manufactured marbles for 40 years. In 1951, when Akro Agate closed, theirs was the last of more than two-dozen marble factories in America's marble making capitol of Akron, Ohio.

Akro Agate marbles come in a dizzying variety of styles including corkscrews, sparklers, oxbloods, moonies and many more. Corkscrews are Akro Agate's most popular and easily recognized marble style, to be found in an astounding variety of colors. Common ones have a white base color with a second solid color twisting around the marble from pole to pole. More desirable variations have a non-white base or three or more colors.

SWEET AKRO AGATE EXPERIMENTAL OXBLOOD MARBLE!!
SWEET AKRO AGATE EXPERIMENTAL OXBLOOD MARBLE!!
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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KILLER AKRO AGATE EGG YOLK OXBLOOD SHOOTER!!
KILLER AKRO AGATE EGG YOLK OXBLOOD SHOOTER!!
$31.00 (6 Bids)
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KILLER AKRO AGATE BLUE BLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE!!
KILLER AKRO AGATE BLUE BLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE!!
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4 Vintage Akro Corkscrew Marbles ... Mint and Mint M-  ... All Different Colors
4 Vintage Akro Corkscrew Marbles ... Mint and Mint M- ... All Different Colors
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HTF Akro Agate Corkscrew Popeye Patch Marble 11/16”
HTF Akro Agate Corkscrew Popeye Patch Marble 11/16”
$12.07 (5 Bids)
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KILLER AKRO AGATE METALLIC PEEWEE!!
KILLER AKRO AGATE METALLIC PEEWEE!!
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Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Marble  Mint+, 11/16- Beautiful
Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Marble Mint+, 11/16- Beautiful
$42.00
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 Akro Agate Superman   Corkscrew Super Rare .533 killer !!nm
Akro Agate Superman Corkscrew Super Rare .533 killer !!nm
$1.25 (2 Bids)
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Cedarman7, Outstanding Vintage 5/8
Cedarman7, Outstanding Vintage 5/8" Wet Mint Akro UV Moss Agate Marble!
$3.99 (1 Bid)
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Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew marble, Shooter-Classic 3 color, placeholder
Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew marble, Shooter-Classic 3 color, placeholder
$16.50 (7 Bids)
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5 VINTAGE MARBLES/AKRO AGATE CORKSCREWS/NM-MINT MINUS/GREAT LESS COMMON COLORS
5 VINTAGE MARBLES/AKRO AGATE CORKSCREWS/NM-MINT MINUS/GREAT LESS COMMON COLORS
$6.50 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Various Manufacturer Mixed Marble Lot (40) (Peltier, Akro, WV
Vintage Various Manufacturer Mixed Marble Lot (40) (Peltier, Akro, WV
$15.33 (13 Bids)
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