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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 Marbles: Mint BLUE Akro Agate Slag
Vintage Marbles: Mint BLUE Akro Agate Slag
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Vintage Marbles: Akro Agate Sparkler marble
Vintage Marbles: Akro Agate Sparkler marble
$45.00
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40 Akro Agate Assorted Marbles - 1/2
40 Akro Agate Assorted Marbles - 1/2" to 3/4"~BEAUTIFUL~
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Akro agate marbles
Akro agate marbles
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Akro agate marbles
Akro agate marbles
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Akro agate marbles
Akro agate marbles
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AKRO AGATE MARBLES - GREEN AND YELLOW FLORESCENT POPEYE - WET MINT
AKRO AGATE MARBLES - GREEN AND YELLOW FLORESCENT POPEYE - WET MINT
$40.00
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Beautiful Red & Yellow Akro Popeye Corkscrew
Beautiful Red & Yellow Akro Popeye Corkscrew
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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40 Akro Agate Assorted Marbles - 1/2
40 Akro Agate Assorted Marbles - 1/2" to 3/4"~BEAUTIFUL~
$8.99
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Lot of 100 Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Orange White CorkscrewEstate Unsorted
Lot of 100 Vintage Marbles Akro Agate Orange White CorkscrewEstate Unsorted
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Akro Agate Corkscrew
Akro Agate Corkscrew
$4.49 (1 Bid)
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Akro agate marbles
Akro agate marbles
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Pink is a color rarely found in vintage marbles, probably because gold was required in recipes for pink glass.