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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 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.

{•ç•}  SMOKIN HOT AKRO AGATE SPARKLER  MARBLE   {•ç•}
{•ç•} SMOKIN HOT AKRO AGATE SPARKLER MARBLE {•ç•}
$56.00 (8 Bids)
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Vintage AKRO Agate MINT Hybrid Popeye Marble 5/8
Vintage AKRO Agate MINT Hybrid Popeye Marble 5/8" Corkscrew Cork MULTI-COLORED
$105.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 20m
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 $  AKRO AGATE BRIGHT ORANGE AND BLUE 'JOLLY ROGER' CORKSCREW MARBLE $
$ AKRO AGATE BRIGHT ORANGE AND BLUE 'JOLLY ROGER' CORKSCREW MARBLE $
$15.49 (11 Bids)
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 $  AKRO AGATE TRANSLUCENT CHOCOLATE OXBLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE $
$ AKRO AGATE TRANSLUCENT CHOCOLATE OXBLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE $
$32.00 (6 Bids)
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Akro Agate vintage 3 color corkscrew marble red white  light green 1920s' - 1951
Akro Agate vintage 3 color corkscrew marble red white light green 1920s' - 1951
$2.99
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Akro Agate vintage 2 color corkscrew marble. black on baby blue uv!
Akro Agate vintage 2 color corkscrew marble. black on baby blue uv!
$5.24 (2 Bids)
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 Vintage Marbles : Nice Akro Agate Yellow/Red Corkscrew Marble  37-9
Vintage Marbles : Nice Akro Agate Yellow/Red Corkscrew Marble 37-9
$3.95
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Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Marbles - Lot of 10
Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Marbles - Lot of 10
$76.00 (21 Bids)
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5 Old Vintage Akro Black White Marbles Lot NLR Zebra Corkscrew More Adventurine
5 Old Vintage Akro Black White Marbles Lot NLR Zebra Corkscrew More Adventurine
$1.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Lot of Slag & Swirl Marbles CAC Akro MFChristensen Etc. Lot #3
Vintage Lot of Slag & Swirl Marbles CAC Akro MFChristensen Etc. Lot #3
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Lot of Slag & Swirl Marbles CAC Akro MFChristensen Etc. Lot#1
Vintage Lot of Slag & Swirl Marbles CAC Akro MFChristensen Etc. Lot#1
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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 Vintage Marbles : Akro Agate Red/White Corkscrew Marble  e-81
Vintage Marbles : Akro Agate Red/White Corkscrew Marble e-81
$3.99
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $3.99

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