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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 Akro 11/16
Vintage Akro 11/16" Corkscrew "Prize Name" Yellow/White Marble
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25 VINTAGE Marbles Akro Agate Corkscrew Vitro Peltier MK Christensen Alley BIN
25 VINTAGE Marbles Akro Agate Corkscrew Vitro Peltier MK Christensen Alley BIN
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Akro, MF Christensen, CAC, Vitro, Peltier, marbles slags, swirls, corks, WV
Akro, MF Christensen, CAC, Vitro, Peltier, marbles slags, swirls, corks, WV
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20 Old Vintage Akro And Master Marble Patches Milky Oxblood More
20 Old Vintage Akro And Master Marble Patches Milky Oxblood More
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Vintage MARBLE 7/8
Vintage MARBLE 7/8" AKRO Carnelian ? NM Semi-Opaque Base REDDISH/BROWN CORKSCREW
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MARBLE VINTAGE AKRO AGATE MILKY OXBLOOD VERY NICE .605 5/8-
MARBLE VINTAGE AKRO AGATE MILKY OXBLOOD VERY NICE .605 5/8-
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106 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE TRI-COLOR & POPEYE PATCH MARBLES NM-MINT PLUS AWESOME LOT
106 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE TRI-COLOR & POPEYE PATCH MARBLES NM-MINT PLUS AWESOME LOT
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 #13 AKRO AGATE MULTI-COLOR PATCH  MARBLE 11/16
#13 AKRO AGATE MULTI-COLOR PATCH MARBLE 11/16"
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1 Pound of Akro Agate Marbles - Some Glow in the Light! - #HHH
1 Pound of Akro Agate Marbles - Some Glow in the Light! - #HHH
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 #16 AKRO AGATE BLUE GREEN PATCH  MARBLE 5/8
#16 AKRO AGATE BLUE GREEN PATCH MARBLE 5/8"
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 #17 AKRO AGATE SUPERBOY  MARBLE 19/32
#17 AKRO AGATE SUPERBOY MARBLE 19/32"
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10 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE MARBLES IN ORIGINAL BLUE AKRO BOX
10 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE MARBLES IN ORIGINAL BLUE AKRO BOX
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Pink is a color rarely found in vintage marbles, probably because gold was required in recipes for pink glass.