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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.

Akro Agate (2) Same Run Transparent Red Corkscrews - 5/8ths  061316-7  DMI
Akro Agate (2) Same Run Transparent Red Corkscrews - 5/8ths 061316-7 DMI
$9.97 (1 Bid)
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~✿~ MARBLES: HUGE AKRO AGATE PRIZENAME TIGHT LINE ZEBRA CORKSCREW SHOOTER ~✿~
~✿~ MARBLES: HUGE AKRO AGATE PRIZENAME TIGHT LINE ZEBRA CORKSCREW SHOOTER ~✿~
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  Lot of 40 Vintage Akro Agate? Marbles  with Shooter
Lot of 40 Vintage Akro Agate? Marbles with Shooter
$10.00
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VINTAGE MARBLE LOT OXBLOOD POPEYE AKRO AGATE ? # 4
VINTAGE MARBLE LOT OXBLOOD POPEYE AKRO AGATE ? # 4
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VINTAGE MARBLES OXBLOOD POPEYE AKRO AGATE  #30
VINTAGE MARBLES OXBLOOD POPEYE AKRO AGATE #30
$5.99 (1 Bid)
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6 Vintage Akro Corkscrew Marbles...MINT Condition...  Different Sizes
6 Vintage Akro Corkscrew Marbles...MINT Condition... Different Sizes
$8.95
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LOT # 1 OF 200 VINTAGE GLASS MARBLES AKRO, SWIRLS , ETC
LOT # 1 OF 200 VINTAGE GLASS MARBLES AKRO, SWIRLS , ETC
$19.99
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Marbles = Akro Agate Oxblood Patch. 21/32
Marbles = Akro Agate Oxblood Patch. 21/32"
$7.00
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Marbles =  Akro Agate UV Fluorescent Limeade Swirl. 5/8
Marbles = Akro Agate UV Fluorescent Limeade Swirl. 5/8" & Mint.
$8.50
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LOT #2 OF 200 VINTAGE GLASS MARBLES AKRO, SWIRLS , ETC. MIXED LOT
LOT #2 OF 200 VINTAGE GLASS MARBLES AKRO, SWIRLS , ETC. MIXED LOT
$19.99
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2 Vintage Akro Agate
2 Vintage Akro Agate "Corkscrew" Marbles
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Large Flat Rate Box of marbles  bought but never paid for Akro toy dishes, etc
Large Flat Rate Box of marbles bought but never paid for Akro toy dishes, etc
$12.99
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