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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.

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5/8" Akro Agate Corkscrew
$19.99
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41/64" Akro Agate 4 Color Special Corkscrew
$44.99
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7 MINT ANTIQUE LARGE AKRO AGATE SLAG MARBLES
7 MINT ANTIQUE LARGE AKRO AGATE SLAG MARBLES
$13.00 (6 Bids)
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•¿• AKRO AGATE MULBERRY BRICK  MARBLE
•¿• AKRO AGATE MULBERRY BRICK MARBLE
$16.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 38m
1877 13/16
1877 13/16" Akro Agate SUPERMAN CORKSCREW
$95.00
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 30m
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24 Akro Agate Corkscrews Marbles + a Slag in a Handmade Display/Storage Box
24 Akro Agate Corkscrews Marbles + a Slag in a Handmade Display/Storage Box
$11.50 (3 Bids)
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AKRO AGATE CO VINTAGE MARBLE HALVES
AKRO AGATE CO VINTAGE MARBLE HALVES
$9.99
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•¿•  AKRO AGATE HYBRID BLUE OXBLOOD MARBLE
•¿• AKRO AGATE HYBRID BLUE OXBLOOD MARBLE
$35.00 (5 Bids)
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 AKRO  AGATE  LEMONADE OXBLOOD  MARBLE  25/32
AKRO AGATE LEMONADE OXBLOOD MARBLE 25/32"
$9.99
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Vintage Akro Agate Co. Corkscrew Marble Grouping (5)
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Corkscrew Marble Grouping (5)
$1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 47m
•¿• AKRO AGATE  15/16
•¿• AKRO AGATE 15/16"+ DOUBLE TWIST VASELINE GLOWING CORKSCREW MARBLE
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 35m
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble (Five Colors!!)
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble (Five Colors!!)
$27.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 58m

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Machine-made marbles known as 'sparklers' and 'sunbursts' were attempts to mimic the earlier handmade marbles called onionskins.