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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 Agates lot 3
Akro Agates lot 3
$39.99
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Akro Agate Lemonade Oxblood Swirl Marble 5/8
Akro Agate Lemonade Oxblood Swirl Marble 5/8" Wet Mint
$12.49
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Akro Agate, Marble King? Set
Akro Agate, Marble King? Set
$125.00
Time Remaining: 10h 20m
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Christensen Agate Red Slag Marble, 5/8
Christensen Agate Red Slag Marble, 5/8" + , also selling, Akro, Peltier, Vitro,
$1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 38m
 Vitro Agate Opal Marble,5/8
Vitro Agate Opal Marble,5/8" #ABC. also selling, Akro, Peltier, Christensen, MK
$1.50 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Marble Akro? Vitro? Peltier? 21/32
Vintage Marble Akro? Vitro? Peltier? 21/32" Unique!!!
$1.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 27m
Nice Akro Agate Red/Yellow/White Patch Marble 2014-1531 (DT)Mint
Nice Akro Agate Red/Yellow/White Patch Marble 2014-1531 (DT)Mint
$4.99
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 16m
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PELTIER SLAG, NATIONAL ONYX MARBLE, 21/32
PELTIER SLAG, NATIONAL ONYX MARBLE, 21/32" #1A2 also selling, Akro, Peltier, MK
$1.75 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 51m
Vacor LIBERTY SWIRL Marble 5/8
Vacor LIBERTY SWIRL Marble 5/8" +, also selling, Akro, Peltier, Christensen
$6.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 10m
#2523m Vintage Akro Agate Red White and Blue Popeye Marble .65 Inches *Near Mint
#2523m Vintage Akro Agate Red White and Blue Popeye Marble .65 Inches *Near Mint
$39.99
Time Remaining: 15h 16m
One Stunning 21/32
One Stunning 21/32" Vintage Marble Akro Agate Sparkler
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h 8m
Akro Agate Ashtray Oxblood Smokers Set Mint
Akro Agate Ashtray Oxblood Smokers Set Mint
$45.00
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00

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An Old World glass chemist named Arnold Fiedler is responsible for the vivid color combinations that Christensen Agate and Akro Agate marbles are famous for.