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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.

2 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE SPARKLER MARBLES
2 ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE SPARKLER MARBLES
$26.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 34m
Marbles lot: Akro, Peltier, Vitro, Marble King, Swirls more
Marbles lot: Akro, Peltier, Vitro, Marble King, Swirls more
$27.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 31m
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble Grouping (4)
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Popeye Marble Grouping (4)
$46.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 4m
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Orange Onyx Marble
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Orange Onyx Marble
$5.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 6m
Marbles lot: Akro, Peltier, Vitro, Marble King, Swirls more  Lot 2
Marbles lot: Akro, Peltier, Vitro, Marble King, Swirls more Lot 2
$29.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 35m
AKRO AGATE BLUE & RED POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE (.690”)
AKRO AGATE BLUE & RED POPEYE CORKSCREW MARBLE (.690”)
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 24m
11/16” Akro Agate Tightline Superman Marble
11/16” Akro Agate Tightline Superman Marble
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 9m
13/16” Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew Marble
13/16” Akro Agate Indian Blanket Corkscrew Marble
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 14m
NICE AKRO  AGATE  LEMONADE OXBLOOD  MARBLE   5/8
NICE AKRO AGATE LEMONADE OXBLOOD MARBLE 5/8"
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 30m
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Oxblood Marble Grouping (3) -- 2 Silver Ox
Vintage Akro Agate Co. Oxblood Marble Grouping (3) -- 2 Silver Ox
$20.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 49m
Vintage 5/8
Vintage 5/8" Akro Agate Corkscrew popeye Marble (71)
$3.99
Time Remaining: 2h 58m
13/16
13/16" Akro Agate Superman Corkscrew Excellent Old Glass Depression Marble
$18.51 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 15m

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