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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.

Vintage Akro Agate Lemonade Corkscrew Marble
Vintage Akro Agate Lemonade Corkscrew Marble
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#4 Vintage Marbles AKRO PELTIER CHRISTENSEN BENNINGTON VITRO MARBLE KING * NICE!
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE   .68
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE .68" Multi Color, Thin Oxblood?
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VINTAGE MACHINE MADE MARBLE/AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW/MINT/GREEN & WHITE COLORS!
VINTAGE MACHINE MADE MARBLE/AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW/MINT/GREEN & WHITE COLORS!
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#8 Vintage Marbles AKRO PELTIER CHRISTENSEN BENNINGTON VITRO MARBLE KING * NICE!
#8 Vintage Marbles AKRO PELTIER CHRISTENSEN BENNINGTON VITRO MARBLE KING * NICE!
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Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 5/8
Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 5/8" Near Mint
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Akro Agate Corkscrew Snake Marble U.V.  5/8
Akro Agate Corkscrew Snake Marble U.V. 5/8"
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Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 3/4
Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 3/4"
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#11 Vintage Marbles AKRO PELTIER CHRISTENSEN BENNINGTON VITRO MARBLE KING * NICE
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AKRO AGATE LIMEADE CORKSCREW SWIRL MARBLES 5/8
AKRO AGATE LIMEADE CORKSCREW SWIRL MARBLES 5/8" MINT
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5/8" Akro Agate Tri-Color Marble ~ Mint ~ #920
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#9 Vintage Marbles AKRO PELTIER CHRISTENSEN BENNINGTON VITRO MARBLE KING * NICE!
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