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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.

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huge marble king and jabo marble collection toy marble akro agate top
$15.00
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Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble  ~ Aurora Borealis  - 845
Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble ~ Aurora Borealis - 845
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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SUPER UNUSUAL VINTAGE AKRO AGATE SINGLE SEAM BANDED SILVER OXBLOOD MARBLE 5/8
SUPER UNUSUAL VINTAGE AKRO AGATE SINGLE SEAM BANDED SILVER OXBLOOD MARBLE 5/8"
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage  Akro Agate Limeade Oxblood ???
Vintage Akro Agate Limeade Oxblood ???
$19.99
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~✿~ MARBLES: AKRO AGATE PRIZENAME CLAUDIA CORKSCREW ~✿~
~✿~ MARBLES: AKRO AGATE PRIZENAME CLAUDIA CORKSCREW ~✿~
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Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz ~ Aurora Borealis  - 839
Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz ~ Aurora Borealis - 839
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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AKRO ? - CORKSCREW ? - INDIAN BLANKET ?  BLACK / ORANGE / YELLOW  13/16  INCH
AKRO ? - CORKSCREW ? - INDIAN BLANKET ? BLACK / ORANGE / YELLOW 13/16 INCH
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WQW! AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW GLOWING FLUORESCENT MARBLE
WQW! AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW GLOWING FLUORESCENT MARBLE
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MARBLES AKRO AGATE POPEYE MARBLE
MARBLES AKRO AGATE POPEYE MARBLE
$9.95
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Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz ~ Aurora Borealis   -836
Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz ~ Aurora Borealis -836
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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vintage akro agate corkscrew marbles
vintage akro agate corkscrew marbles
$6.00
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Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz   ~ Aurora Borealis  -841
Akro Agate New Handmade Glass Marble w/Gold Lutz ~ Aurora Borealis -841
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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An 'oxblood' marble is any marble containing a special color of glass that is opaque brownish red and about the color of a paving brick. This color has been used since the 1850s and is highly desired by collectors.