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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 American 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.

36 ANTIQUE M.F. CHRISTENSEN, AKRO & PELTIER SLAG MARBLES
36 ANTIQUE M.F. CHRISTENSEN, AKRO & PELTIER SLAG MARBLES
$12.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 11m
16 LARGE ANTIQUE M.F. CHRISTENSEN & AKRO AGATE SLAG MARBLES
16 LARGE ANTIQUE M.F. CHRISTENSEN & AKRO AGATE SLAG MARBLES
$16.00 (5 Bids)
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!! AKRO 4 COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE!
!! AKRO 4 COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE!
$8.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 15m
21 Vintage Used Marbles Peltier Slag Akro Agate Corkscrew Christensen Flame Nice
21 Vintage Used Marbles Peltier Slag Akro Agate Corkscrew Christensen Flame Nice
$21.30
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $21.30
** old ESTATE marbles! Christensen GERMAN Peltier AKRO ALLEY Vitro MK MFC ++! **
** old ESTATE marbles! Christensen GERMAN Peltier AKRO ALLEY Vitro MK MFC ++! **
$21.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 24m
!! AKRO CRAZY RED AND BLACK CORKSCREW MARBLE!
!! AKRO CRAZY RED AND BLACK CORKSCREW MARBLE!
$9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 14m
Marbles: 5/8 Mint Akro Agate Sparkler
Marbles: 5/8 Mint Akro Agate Sparkler
$38.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 14m
AKRO  AGATE  MULTI COLOR CORKSCREW  MARBLE   21/32
AKRO AGATE MULTI COLOR CORKSCREW MARBLE 21/32"
$5.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 33m
 MINT- Akro Agate Multi-Color Shooter Marble. 7/8
MINT- Akro Agate Multi-Color Shooter Marble. 7/8". A Dug Beauty!
$5.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 8m
5 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE SUPERMAN & INDIAN BLANKET CORKSCREW MARBLES
5 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE SUPERMAN & INDIAN BLANKET CORKSCREW MARBLES
$61.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 20m
ஜஜ AKRO LEMONADE OXBLOOD MARBLE!
ஜஜ AKRO LEMONADE OXBLOOD MARBLE!
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 21m
Vintage akro agate milky oxblood swirl marble 5/8 played with
Vintage akro agate milky oxblood swirl marble 5/8 played with
$3.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 41m

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In 1925, Akro Agate Company marbles cost a penny each.