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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 Two Color Special Red & Black Marble 45/64
Akro Agate Two Color Special Red & Black Marble 45/64
$7.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 40m
 Akro Agate Hybrid Superman shooter rare!!!!!  .832 amazing!! nm
Akro Agate Hybrid Superman shooter rare!!!!! .832 amazing!! nm
$20.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 51m
3 Beautiful Akro Agate Snakes 5/8
3 Beautiful Akro Agate Snakes 5/8" Blue Yellow Orange
$6.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 21m
 Akro Agate Hybrid Superman shooter rare!!!!!  .793 amazing!! nm
Akro Agate Hybrid Superman shooter rare!!!!! .793 amazing!! nm
$20.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 31m
10 MINT Akro Agate Corkscrew Marbles. 21/32
10 MINT Akro Agate Corkscrew Marbles. 21/32" - 35/64". Beauties
$9.99
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 21m
 Akro Agate eggyolk/oxblood rare!!!!!  .695 awesome!! nm
Akro Agate eggyolk/oxblood rare!!!!! .695 awesome!! nm
$2.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 49m
Akro Agate Popeye corkscrew marble- Red & Green, whispy white- 11/16
Akro Agate Popeye corkscrew marble- Red & Green, whispy white- 11/16", Mint -
$17.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 2m
Akro Agate Orange & Black Corkscrew Marble  5/8    Mint +
Akro Agate Orange & Black Corkscrew Marble 5/8 Mint +
$10.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 14h 5m
Akro Agate Two Color Special Red & Mint Green Marble 43/64
Akro Agate Two Color Special Red & Mint Green Marble 43/64
$7.16 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 25m
Marbles: 5/8 Mint (+) Akro Agate 3 Color Fluorescent Hybrid Popeye
Marbles: 5/8 Mint (+) Akro Agate 3 Color Fluorescent Hybrid Popeye
$5.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 3m
Vintage Akro, Peltier ? Lot #2 of 12 Marbles - NM-M
Vintage Akro, Peltier ? Lot #2 of 12 Marbles - NM-M
$7.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 42m
Vintage Akro, Peltier ? Lot #1 of 12 Marbles - NM-M
Vintage Akro, Peltier ? Lot #1 of 12 Marbles - NM-M
$7.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 41m

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