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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.

One 5/8
One 5/8" Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble (55T)
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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#4591m Vintage Akro Agate 3 Color Corkscrew Marbles .71 Inches
#4591m Vintage Akro Agate 3 Color Corkscrew Marbles .71 Inches
$21.49
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⓿3 Beautiful Akro Corkscrews: UV
⓿3 Beautiful Akro Corkscrews: UV
$5.49
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#4613m Vintage Group of 3 Akro Agate Purple and Red Corkscrew Marbles NM+ to M
#4613m Vintage Group of 3 Akro Agate Purple and Red Corkscrew Marbles NM+ to M
$21.49
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#4617m Vintage Akro Agate Purple Popeye Marble .63 Inches *Near Mint*
#4617m Vintage Akro Agate Purple Popeye Marble .63 Inches *Near Mint*
$39.99
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Lot of 3 Vintage Original Boxes Chinese Checkers Marbles- Akro & Master
Lot of 3 Vintage Original Boxes Chinese Checkers Marbles- Akro & Master
$29.99
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#4590m Huge 1.02 Inches Akro Agate Ace Corkscrew Marble *Near Mint Plus*
#4590m Huge 1.02 Inches Akro Agate Ace Corkscrew Marble *Near Mint Plus*
$89.99
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Marbles: Vintage 5/8
Marbles: Vintage 5/8" Green/Yellow Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Marble - Mint
$19.99
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
4588m Beautiful Vintage Akro Agate 3 Color Corkscrew Marble .70 Inches Near Mint
4588m Beautiful Vintage Akro Agate 3 Color Corkscrew Marble .70 Inches Near Mint
$21.49
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10 Akro Agate 5/8
10 Akro Agate 5/8" & Smaller Tri-Color Corkscrew Marbles Red/White/Green D10
$12.50
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Lavender White and Red Akro Agate Corkscrew marble 11/16
Lavender White and Red Akro Agate Corkscrew marble 11/16" & little extra color
$9.99
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Vintage Akro Agate Orange Moss Agate 21/32
Vintage Akro Agate Orange Moss Agate 21/32" MR1-5 Mint
$0.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8h 2m

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Machine-made marbles known as 'sparklers' and 'sunbursts' were attempts to mimic the earlier handmade marbles called onionskins.