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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.

60 AKRO AGATE LARGE SIZE MARBLES - CHINESE CHECKER SET
60 AKRO AGATE LARGE SIZE MARBLES - CHINESE CHECKER SET
$28.00
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43/64" Vintage Akro spiral Corkscrew Marble....Nice!
$5.95
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60 AKRO AGATE  MARBLES - CHINESE CHECKER SET #00 and box with lid
60 AKRO AGATE MARBLES - CHINESE CHECKER SET #00 and box with lid
$18.00
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VINTAGE  JUNK DRAWER MARBLES LOT BENNINGTON AKRO SWIRLS + 3 POUNDS
VINTAGE JUNK DRAWER MARBLES LOT BENNINGTON AKRO SWIRLS + 3 POUNDS
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREWS OVERSIZE MARBLES
AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREWS OVERSIZE MARBLES
$16.25 (5 Bids)
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Lot of 10 NICE VINTAGE SLAG MARBLES M.F CHRISTENSEN CAC AKRO AGATE 5/8
Lot of 10 NICE VINTAGE SLAG MARBLES M.F CHRISTENSEN CAC AKRO AGATE 5/8" - 25/32"
$19.99
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Older Akro Agate + Marble Lot of 31
Older Akro Agate + Marble Lot of 31
$12.99
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE FLUORESCENT LEMONADE OXBLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE w/CRAZY PATTERN
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE FLUORESCENT LEMONADE OXBLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE w/CRAZY PATTERN
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE Purple/Yellow  21/32
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE Purple/Yellow 21/32" BUFFED ?
$26.00 (5 Bids)
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE RARE COLOR COMBO - ORANGE/ GREEN/BROWN 5/8
VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE RARE COLOR COMBO - ORANGE/ GREEN/BROWN 5/8"
$25.45 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Marbles Lot - AKRO * GERMAN * PELTIER * CHRISTENSEN
Vintage Marbles Lot - AKRO * GERMAN * PELTIER * CHRISTENSEN
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Vintage Akro Agate + Marble Lot of 24
Vintage Akro Agate + Marble Lot of 24
$11.50
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An 'oxblood' marble is any marble containing a special color of glass that is opaque brownish red and about the color of a paving brick. This color has been used since the 1850s and is highly desired by collectors.