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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.

Cedarman7, Rare Vintage 15/16
Cedarman7, Rare Vintage 15/16" Akro Agate Shooter Marble! *BONUS: BIN'S SPECIAL*
$13.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 7m
Vintage Akro Four Color Cork
Vintage Akro Four Color Cork
$4.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble Pairing (2) -- Incl. an Orange
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble Pairing (2) -- Incl. an Orange
$1.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 10h
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Mixed Marble Grouping (5) -- Incl. a Blue Egg Yolk
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Mixed Marble Grouping (5) -- Incl. a Blue Egg Yolk
$2.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 9m
Large VINTAGE MULTI-COLOR AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE .835
Large VINTAGE MULTI-COLOR AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE .835" ~ M719
$12.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 51m
###  KILLER AKRO CORKSCREW MARBLE
### KILLER AKRO CORKSCREW MARBLE
$15.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 9m
Cedarman7, Stunning Near Mint Akro Agate Sparkler Marble! *BONUS: BIN'S SPECIAL*
Cedarman7, Stunning Near Mint Akro Agate Sparkler Marble! *BONUS: BIN'S SPECIAL*
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 48m
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE 3-COLOR SPECIAL CORKSCREW SHOOTER MARBLE < 3/4
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE 3-COLOR SPECIAL CORKSCREW SHOOTER MARBLE < 3/4" (.740")
$25.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 38m
RARE AKRO AGATE COLORFUL MARBLE HAVES (24ct)
RARE AKRO AGATE COLORFUL MARBLE HAVES (24ct)
$11.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 15m
LOT of 15 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE TRANSLUCENT PATCH CORKSCREW MARBLES ANTIQUE Lot # 6
LOT of 15 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE TRANSLUCENT PATCH CORKSCREW MARBLES ANTIQUE Lot # 6
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 37m
  AKRO HUGE! UV MULTI COLOR BOULDER! MARBLE
AKRO HUGE! UV MULTI COLOR BOULDER! MARBLE
$23.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 17m
 Vintage Akro Agate 2 shooters red blue and  green w/ red lot plus others
Vintage Akro Agate 2 shooters red blue and green w/ red lot plus others
$19.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 7m

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