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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.

Akro Agate Popeye Marble.  Red Yellow Clear And White
Akro Agate Popeye Marble. Red Yellow Clear And White
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 30m
 Akro Agate R/W/B Popeye corkscrew rare!!! .695 beautiful!!mint-
Akro Agate R/W/B Popeye corkscrew rare!!! .695 beautiful!!mint-
$8.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 1m
Vintage Akro Agate Green/white Snake Corkscrew Marble.size.63 inch.
Vintage Akro Agate Green/white Snake Corkscrew Marble.size.63 inch.
$5.49
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 14m
Awesome Looking Onyx Akro Corkscrew 21/32
Awesome Looking Onyx Akro Corkscrew 21/32
$3.99 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 54m
Nice Chocolate Brown Akro Corkscrew 5/8
Nice Chocolate Brown Akro Corkscrew 5/8
$3.52 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 5m
Great Looking Akro Agate Corkscrew 19/32
Great Looking Akro Agate Corkscrew 19/32
$3.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 50m
 AKRO SUPER COOL 3+ COLOR HALLOWEEN CORKSCREW MARBLE!
AKRO SUPER COOL 3+ COLOR HALLOWEEN CORKSCREW MARBLE!
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 13m
Vintage Akro Agate Liberty Corkscrew. ( Special )
Vintage Akro Agate Liberty Corkscrew. ( Special )
$8.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 14m
4 Akro marbles including an oxblood brick (NM, played with)
4 Akro marbles including an oxblood brick (NM, played with)
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 45m
 AKRO SUPER COOL 3+ COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE!
AKRO SUPER COOL 3+ COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE!
$20.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 12m
13/16” Akro Agate Hybrid Superman Marble
13/16” Akro Agate Hybrid Superman Marble
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 12m
13/16” Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew Marble
13/16” Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew Marble
$13.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 48m

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In 1925, Akro Agate Company marbles cost a penny each.