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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.

vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4''+ red and yellow.blended edge
vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4''+ red and yellow.blended edge
$32.00 (3 Bids)
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3 vintage akro agate TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLES mint
3 vintage akro agate TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLES mint
$30.00
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vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,11/16 green and yellow,yellow over
vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,11/16 green and yellow,yellow over
$20.00 (2 Bids)
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vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4+blue and yellow,green blend,
vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4+blue and yellow,green blend,
$32.20 (2 Bids)
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NICE VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE - 5/8
NICE VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE - 5/8" (.626") .. #0322E
$10.50 (3 Bids)
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vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4 red and green very clear
vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,3/4 red and green very clear
$37.50 (4 Bids)
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rare VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CHOCOLATE OXBLOOD/BLUE CORKSCREW MARBLE hard to find
rare VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CHOCOLATE OXBLOOD/BLUE CORKSCREW MARBLE hard to find
$30.00
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 58m
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vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,11/16 purple 1 sparkle
vintage machine made marble,akro agate popeye,11/16 purple 1 sparkle
$27.10 (3 Bids)
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 FLUORESCING  AKRO PATCH BLUE OXBLOOD
FLUORESCING AKRO PATCH BLUE OXBLOOD
$6.08 (2 Bids)
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Akro Agate Limeade  23/32 and mint
Akro Agate Limeade 23/32 and mint
$14.99
Time Remaining: 8h 49m
DUO OF BIG AKRO AGATE LIBERTY SHOOTER MARBLES:must see: 3 colors + white!!!
DUO OF BIG AKRO AGATE LIBERTY SHOOTER MARBLES:must see: 3 colors + white!!!
$14.99
Time Remaining: 8h 57m
unknown marbles Christensen Akro Alley
unknown marbles Christensen Akro Alley
$5.00
Time Remaining: 26d 4h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00

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Pink is a color rarely found in vintage marbles, probably because gold was required in recipes for pink glass.