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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.

4 MINT ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE INDIGO BLUE CORKSCREW MARBLES
4 MINT ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE INDIGO BLUE CORKSCREW MARBLES
$9.99
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Vintage marbles lot / Akro / German / Peltier / And More
Vintage marbles lot / Akro / German / Peltier / And More
$19.99
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Large Lot Of Vintage Marbles. Akro Agate? Christensen? Peltier?
Large Lot Of Vintage Marbles. Akro Agate? Christensen? Peltier?
$12.50
Time Remaining: 5h 12m
Great Colors Akro Agate Sparkler Played With 5/8
Great Colors Akro Agate Sparkler Played With 5/8
$2.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 48m
Vintage marbles lot / Akro / German / Peltier / And More
Vintage marbles lot / Akro / German / Peltier / And More
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 11h
15/16” Akro Agate Limeade Patch Marble
15/16” Akro Agate Limeade Patch Marble
$4.99
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Cool Patch Marble With Oxblood Akro or Peltier Acme? 5/8
Cool Patch Marble With Oxblood Akro or Peltier Acme? 5/8
$4.32 (4 Bids)
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MARBLE AGATE AKRO BULLSEYE BANDED STONE? 5/8
MARBLE AGATE AKRO BULLSEYE BANDED STONE? 5/8" NEAR MINT
$3.00
Time Remaining: 10h 54m
13/16” Akro Agate Superman Corkscrew Marble
13/16” Akro Agate Superman Corkscrew Marble
$30.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 53m
5 Vintage Akro Agate Milky Oxblood Marbles
5 Vintage Akro Agate Milky Oxblood Marbles
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 45m
Vintage Akro Agate Lemonade Egg Yolk Oxblood Marble .658
Vintage Akro Agate Lemonade Egg Yolk Oxblood Marble .658
$2.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 7m
RARE Vintage AKRO AGATE SUPERMAN CORKSCREW SHOOTER Marble PRE-FREESE ERA! .825
RARE Vintage AKRO AGATE SUPERMAN CORKSCREW SHOOTER Marble PRE-FREESE ERA! .825"
$4.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 37m

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