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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.

Akro Agate, Red / Yellow Popeye Corkscrew.
Akro Agate, Red / Yellow Popeye Corkscrew.
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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 Vintage Akro Agate Tri-Color Corkscrew  6.25.14- 10
Vintage Akro Agate Tri-Color Corkscrew 6.25.14- 10
$11.95
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Akro Agate Two Colored Snake Corkscrew.
Akro Agate Two Colored Snake Corkscrew.
$23.07 (5 Bids)
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Marbles - Akro Agate Sparkler 5/8
Marbles - Akro Agate Sparkler 5/8" Marble - Near Mint!
$13.13 (3 Bids)
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Akro Agate LImeade Shooter Vintage Marble
Akro Agate LImeade Shooter Vintage Marble
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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Akro Popeye Blue and Yellow Marble (0346)
Akro Popeye Blue and Yellow Marble (0346)
$23.50 (15 Bids)
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 Vintage Akro Agate Tri-Color Corkscrew  11/16
Vintage Akro Agate Tri-Color Corkscrew 11/16" Marble 18A-14
$14.95
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AKRO AGATE BEAUTIFUL RARE MARBLES~GROUP OF 25
AKRO AGATE BEAUTIFUL RARE MARBLES~GROUP OF 25
$4.95
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AKRO AGATE BEAUTIFUL RARE MARBLES~GROUP OF 24
AKRO AGATE BEAUTIFUL RARE MARBLES~GROUP OF 24
$5.20 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 10m
Nice Akro Corkscrew Green 21/32
Nice Akro Corkscrew Green 21/32" Near Mint+ Marble, Gest1230-49w
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 40m
4 ASSORTED ? AKRO VINTAGE BLACK LIGHT REACTIVE MARBLES
4 ASSORTED ? AKRO VINTAGE BLACK LIGHT REACTIVE MARBLES
$9.99
Time Remaining: 14h 8m
Akro Agate 3/4
Akro Agate 3/4" Tightline 4 Color+ Corkscrew Vintage Marble MINT
$52.25
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 16m
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Pink is a color rarely found in vintage marbles, probably because gold was required in recipes for pink glass.