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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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5/8" Master? Akro? Multicolor patch gorgeous vintage antique check it out
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Akro Agate - Fluorescent Corkscrew -  5/8ths - Mint        031815-9  CI
Akro Agate - Fluorescent Corkscrew - 5/8ths - Mint 031815-9 CI
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Red mica no Akro peltier alley cac vitro? Old marble yes
Red mica no Akro peltier alley cac vitro? Old marble yes
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69 Vintage Estate Marbles Akro Peltier Vitro MF Christensen MK lot #2
69 Vintage Estate Marbles Akro Peltier Vitro MF Christensen MK lot #2
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RARE AKRO AGATE EGG YOLK On A COBALT BLUE BASE PATCH MARBLE,  .66
RARE AKRO AGATE EGG YOLK On A COBALT BLUE BASE PATCH MARBLE, .66",
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Red mica no Akro peltier alley cac vitro? Old marble yes 1inch
Red mica no Akro peltier alley cac vitro? Old marble yes 1inch
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Akro Oxblood CRAZY PATTERN SUPER MARBLE MINT 5/8
Akro Oxblood CRAZY PATTERN SUPER MARBLE MINT 5/8
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69 Vintage Estate Marbles Akro Peltier Vitro MF Christensen MK Lot #1
69 Vintage Estate Marbles Akro Peltier Vitro MF Christensen MK Lot #1
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akro agate marbles corkscrew rare colors size 11/16
akro agate marbles corkscrew rare colors size 11/16" mint condition c-shipping
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*150 vintage marbles King Master Akro Alley Cairo Heaton Peltier Vitro Unknowns
*150 vintage marbles King Master Akro Alley Cairo Heaton Peltier Vitro Unknowns
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Old Vintage Blue / Yelow Akro Agate Popeye Marble Marbles - 5/8
Old Vintage Blue / Yelow Akro Agate Popeye Marble Marbles - 5/8" - Lot # 11
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huge vintage used akro agate indian blanket corkscrew shooter marble 13/16
huge vintage used akro agate indian blanket corkscrew shooter marble 13/16
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