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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 Prefrees SuperMan Corkscrew Original Condition With 3 SuperMan Cullet
Akro Agate Prefrees SuperMan Corkscrew Original Condition With 3 SuperMan Cullet
$4.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 26m
Akro Agate Orange & Blue Corkscrew Marble 5/8
Akro Agate Orange & Blue Corkscrew Marble 5/8
$15.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 44m
Akro Agate Superman Marble
Akro Agate Superman Marble
$33.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 9m
13 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLES
13 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLES
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 9m
Lot Of 31 Vintage Marbles. Handmade German Swirls, Akro Corkscrews,
Lot Of 31 Vintage Marbles. Handmade German Swirls, Akro Corkscrews,
$1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m
Marbles: Rare Mint (-) 7/8
Marbles: Rare Mint (-) 7/8" Akro Agate Superman Pre Freese Shooter Corkscrew
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 39m
AKRO SUPERMAN GORGEOUS!!
AKRO SUPERMAN GORGEOUS!!
$45.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 47m
Vintage AKRO  Agate SUPERMAN Marble    SHOOTER  size ..811
Vintage AKRO Agate SUPERMAN Marble SHOOTER size ..811
$29.99
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 34m
Marbles: Rare 3/4
Marbles: Rare 3/4" Akro Agate Hybrid Superman Tight Line Pre Freese Corkscrew
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 34m
NICE AKRO  AGATE  LEMONADE OXBLOOD  MARBLE   19/32
NICE AKRO AGATE LEMONADE OXBLOOD MARBLE 19/32" MINT
$32.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 8m
Vintage akro agate blue oxblood corkscrew marble 11/16
Vintage akro agate blue oxblood corkscrew marble 11/16
$22.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 37m
Vintage AKRO  Agate SUPERMAN Marble    SHOOTER  size ..842
Vintage AKRO Agate SUPERMAN Marble SHOOTER size ..842
$29.99
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 8m

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An 'oxblood' marble is any marble containing a special color of glass that is opaque brownish red and about the color of a paving brick. This color has been used since the 1850s and is highly desired by collectors.