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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.

Old Antique Marbles~Akro Ravenswood Alley Christensen BEAUTIFUL Swirls MINT (15)
Old Antique Marbles~Akro Ravenswood Alley Christensen BEAUTIFUL Swirls MINT (15)
$4.00
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Marbles 4 Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew NM-Mint 5/8
Marbles 4 Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew NM-Mint 5/8
$99.99
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Old Antique Vintage Marbles ~ Christensen Akro Swirl OXBLOOD  MINT 21/32
Old Antique Vintage Marbles ~ Christensen Akro Swirl OXBLOOD MINT 21/32" (1)
$3.00
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Akro Limeade Oxblood Corkscrew Marble 0.63
Akro Limeade Oxblood Corkscrew Marble 0.63"
$19.99
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Akro Auger Corkscrew Orange/Yellow On Clear Base - Fluorescent 0.61
Akro Auger Corkscrew Orange/Yellow On Clear Base - Fluorescent 0.61" Marble
$9.99
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4 Marbles Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Used 5/8 to 23/32 Red Blue Hybrid
4 Marbles Vintage Akro Agate Popeye Corkscrew Used 5/8 to 23/32 Red Blue Hybrid
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3 Vintage Akro Agate Life Saver Corkscrew Marbles Wonderful Collection
3 Vintage Akro Agate Life Saver Corkscrew Marbles Wonderful Collection
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Old Antique Vintage Marbles~Akro Vitro Master Marble Patches BEAUTIFUL (9)
Old Antique Vintage Marbles~Akro Vitro Master Marble Patches BEAUTIFUL (9)
$2.00 (1 Bid)
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7 Vintage Akro Agate Corkscrew Marbles Mint Boy Scout Prize Name Orange Yellow
7 Vintage Akro Agate Corkscrew Marbles Mint Boy Scout Prize Name Orange Yellow
$50.00
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Old Antique Vintage Marbles~Christensen Akro Alley WV Blue Swirls BEAUTIFUL (4)
Old Antique Vintage Marbles~Christensen Akro Alley WV Blue Swirls BEAUTIFUL (4)
$3.00
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Vintage Akro Agate Ketchup & Mustard 5/8 Corkscrew Marble
Vintage Akro Agate Ketchup & Mustard 5/8 Corkscrew Marble
$2.99 (1 Bid)
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3 - AKRO AGATE POPEYE and PATCH MARBLES  GREEN - YELLOW  EGG YOLK
3 - AKRO AGATE POPEYE and PATCH MARBLES GREEN - YELLOW EGG YOLK
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In 1925, Akro Agate Company marbles cost a penny each.