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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.

3 Vintage Akro Agate Limeade Swirl/Corkscrew Marbles UV Crazy Design VG-NM
3 Vintage Akro Agate Limeade Swirl/Corkscrew Marbles UV Crazy Design VG-NM
$19.99
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3 Vintage Akro Agate Slag Glass Marbles UV Yellow Brown Green Mint Collection
3 Vintage Akro Agate Slag Glass Marbles UV Yellow Brown Green Mint Collection
$29.99
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Akro Corkscrew Marble - Black & White (wild pattern) - 23/32 inch - 2 1/2 twists
Akro Corkscrew Marble - Black & White (wild pattern) - 23/32 inch - 2 1/2 twists
$3.99 (1 Bid)
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~✿~ 10 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYES CORKSCREWS MARBLES W/HYBRIDS & PURPLES ~✿~
~✿~ 10 VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYES CORKSCREWS MARBLES W/HYBRIDS & PURPLES ~✿~
$350.00
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Akro Popeye Patch - Blue, Yellow & Wispy White - 19/32 inch - MINT-
Akro Popeye Patch - Blue, Yellow & Wispy White - 19/32 inch - MINT-
$3.99 (1 Bid)
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AKRO ? - CORKSCREW - RED / YELLOW / ORANGE  5/8  INCH
AKRO ? - CORKSCREW - RED / YELLOW / ORANGE 5/8 INCH
$0.99
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8 Vintage Akro Agate Moss Agate Marbles Mint With Shooter Fantastic Collection
8 Vintage Akro Agate Moss Agate Marbles Mint With Shooter Fantastic Collection
$29.99
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Akro Corkscrew Marble - Split Cork - Bright Blue & White - 41/64 inch - Mint-
Akro Corkscrew Marble - Split Cork - Bright Blue & White - 41/64 inch - Mint-
$3.99 (1 Bid)
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3 Vintage Akro Agate Corkscrew/Patch Marbles Multicolor Ketchup/Mustard NM-M
3 Vintage Akro Agate Corkscrew/Patch Marbles Multicolor Ketchup/Mustard NM-M
$49.99
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{•|•} 2 AKRO, OXBLOOD AND FLUORESCENT POPEYE MARBLE
{•|•} 2 AKRO, OXBLOOD AND FLUORESCENT POPEYE MARBLE
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Akro Corkscrew Marble - Transparent Green & Translucent White - 21/32 in - MINT
Akro Corkscrew Marble - Transparent Green & Translucent White - 21/32 in - MINT
$2.99
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Akro Transparent Red Marble White W/ Black Oxblood Interior Swirl
Akro Transparent Red Marble White W/ Black Oxblood Interior Swirl
$75.00
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