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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.

#249  STUNNING AKRO AGATE POPEYE  SEMI MINT 15.73 MM
#249 STUNNING AKRO AGATE POPEYE SEMI MINT 15.73 MM
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old ESTATE marbles! Germans CHRISTENSEN Peltier AKRO Master VITRO MK Alley MFC++
old ESTATE marbles! Germans CHRISTENSEN Peltier AKRO Master VITRO MK Alley MFC++
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#227 AKRO AGATE MEGA SHOOTER CORKSCREW 23.79 MM
#227 AKRO AGATE MEGA SHOOTER CORKSCREW 23.79 MM
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BIG LOT!! old ESTATE marbles! CHRISTENSEN Peltier AKRO Master VITRO MK Alley MFC
BIG LOT!! old ESTATE marbles! CHRISTENSEN Peltier AKRO Master VITRO MK Alley MFC
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10034m 5 Akro Agate Popeye Marbles Vintage Group or Lot
10034m 5 Akro Agate Popeye Marbles Vintage Group or Lot
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Vintage Marble Lot Akro Agate Peltier Handmade German MK
Vintage Marble Lot Akro Agate Peltier Handmade German MK
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MINT Akro Orange Auger Corkscrew Marble
MINT Akro Orange Auger Corkscrew Marble
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Vintage Akro Agate Co. Corkscrew Marble Grouping (5)
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Corkscrew Marble Grouping (5)
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UNUSUAL BIG Vintage 4-COLOR AKRO AGATE or ?? SHOOTER MARBLE < 1
UNUSUAL BIG Vintage 4-COLOR AKRO AGATE or ?? SHOOTER MARBLE < 1" (.984")
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9 MINT ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE POPEYE & OXBLOOD PATCH MARBLES
9 MINT ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE POPEYE & OXBLOOD PATCH MARBLES
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Rare Purple/Orange Akro Snake Corkscrew Marble
Rare Purple/Orange Akro Snake Corkscrew Marble
$31.00 (6 Bids)
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Vintage Akro Agate Co. Multi-Colored Corkscrew Marble
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Multi-Colored Corkscrew Marble
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In 1925, Akro Agate Company marbles cost a penny each.