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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 Popeye Hybrid Marble Yellow Blue Mustard NM .762 Inch Shooter 3/4
Vintage Akro Popeye Hybrid Marble Yellow Blue Mustard NM .762 Inch Shooter 3/4
$85.00
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Akro Agate Superman Nice Corkscrew Marble Great Christmas Gift
Akro Agate Superman Nice Corkscrew Marble Great Christmas Gift
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Akro Popeye Hybrid Marble Red Green Yellow NM .746 Inch Shooter 3/4
Vintage Akro Popeye Hybrid Marble Red Green Yellow NM .746 Inch Shooter 3/4
$85.00
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Akro Agate  Popeye Corkscrew Marble Blue Red & White 19/32
Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Marble Blue Red & White 19/32" Near Mint
$12.51 (4 Bids)
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SWEET AKRO  AGATE  SILVER OXBLOOD MARBLE   11/16
SWEET AKRO AGATE SILVER OXBLOOD MARBLE 11/16" NEAR MINT +
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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 Akro Agate Spiral - Snake - Onyx  Forrest Green !!!
Akro Agate Spiral - Snake - Onyx Forrest Green !!!
$10.00
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Marbles: RARE 5/8 Mint (+) Akro Agate 3 Color (Hybrid) Popeye Corkscrew
Marbles: RARE 5/8 Mint (+) Akro Agate 3 Color (Hybrid) Popeye Corkscrew
$31.00 (10 Bids)
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Vintage akro agate corkscrew popeye marble 41/64
Vintage akro agate corkscrew popeye marble 41/64
$2.25 (2 Bids)
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Marbles Akro Agate Transparent Spiderman Corkscrew marble
Marbles Akro Agate Transparent Spiderman Corkscrew marble
$4.75 (1 Bid)
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•¿•  AKRO AGATE EXPEIMENTAL OXBLOOD MARBLE
•¿• AKRO AGATE EXPEIMENTAL OXBLOOD MARBLE
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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AKRO    Lemonade  --  WET MINT Pristine
AKRO Lemonade -- WET MINT Pristine
$13.75
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Vintage, 6 each, Akro Agate Oxblood Marbles, 5/8
Vintage, 6 each, Akro Agate Oxblood Marbles, 5/8" and 6 grams, mint to mint+
$5.50 (3 Bids)
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