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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.

3 OLD MARBLES/AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREWS/VIVID BRIGHT COLORS/NEAT OLD MARBLES
3 OLD MARBLES/AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREWS/VIVID BRIGHT COLORS/NEAT OLD MARBLES
$2.24 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 56m
AKRO Collection with Blue Oxblood
AKRO Collection with Blue Oxblood
$99.95
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
1 OLD MARBLE/AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW/NEAT OLD MARBLE
1 OLD MARBLE/AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW/NEAT OLD MARBLE
$5.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 1m
OLD MARBLE/SHOOTER AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW/3/4
OLD MARBLE/SHOOTER AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TRI-COLOR CORKSCREW/3/4" NEAT OLD MARBLE
$9.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 6m
OLD MARBLE/SHOOTER AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TWO-COLOR CORKSCREW/ 13/16
OLD MARBLE/SHOOTER AKRO AGATE-CORKSCREW/TWO-COLOR CORKSCREW/ 13/16" MARBLE
$4.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 11m
Akro? red and yellow popeye old rare vintage marble
Akro? red and yellow popeye old rare vintage marble
$15.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 8m
25 VINTAGE Marbles Akro Agate Corkscrew Vitro Peltier MK Christensen Alley BIN
25 VINTAGE Marbles Akro Agate Corkscrew Vitro Peltier MK Christensen Alley BIN
$9.99
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 4m
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE  Blue/Orange/Brown  21/32
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE Blue/Orange/Brown 21/32" AWESOME
$11.01 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 26m
AKRO AGATE 3-COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE  21/32
AKRO AGATE 3-COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE 21/32" Yellow/Black/Red INDIAN BLANKET
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8h 28m
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE LIFESAVER CORKSCREW MARBLE 11/16
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE LIFESAVER CORKSCREW MARBLE 11/16" SUPER COLORS & EYELASHES
$11.70 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 30m
5 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLES 19/32
5 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLES 19/32" - 21/32" Different Colors
$100.00
Time Remaining: 8h 32m
Akro Collection Popeye, Ox Blood and Patches
Akro Collection Popeye, Ox Blood and Patches
$75.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

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