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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 MARBLE 11/16
Vintage MARBLE 11/16" Rare Special AKRO CORKSCREW 4-Color TEAL GREEN Yellow Base
$11.72 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 54m
Vintage Lot Akro, Peltier, Christensen Silver Oxblood Marbles 3- 5/8
Vintage Lot Akro, Peltier, Christensen Silver Oxblood Marbles 3- 5/8"-- 2-11/16"
$16.50
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 1-3/16
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 1-3/16" Huge Cork! AKRO?! Royal Blue SNAKE CORKSCREW! Clear
$6.70 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
Vintage MARBLE 41/64
Vintage MARBLE 41/64" Soaking Wet! AKRO PRIZE CORKSCREW Bright ORANGE
$7.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 21/32
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 21/32" Special AKRO CORKSCREW Powder Blue Base 4-COLOR CORK
$2.24 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 21m
Vintage MARBLE 9/16
Vintage MARBLE 9/16" Lovely AKRO CORKSCREW Wispy White LAVENDER-PURPLE Rare Cork
$4.65 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
SLEEPER RARE AKRO AGATE GOLDEN PATCH GLASS MARBLE MARBLES WITH AIR BUBBLES MINT
SLEEPER RARE AKRO AGATE GOLDEN PATCH GLASS MARBLE MARBLES WITH AIR BUBBLES MINT
$85.00
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
Vintage MARBLE 43/64
Vintage MARBLE 43/64" Rare AKRO CORKSCREW Milky TURQUOISE BASE Royal Blue SPIRAL
$11.01 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 5/8
Akro Agate Corkscrew Marble 5/8" Mint-
$1.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 20h 25m
Cedarman7, Akro Agate Carnelian Marble: Old Antique Vintage Attic Estate Barn
Cedarman7, Akro Agate Carnelian Marble: Old Antique Vintage Attic Estate Barn
$1.99
Time Remaining: 1h 40m
Mint 11/16
Mint 11/16" AKRO AGATE CO SPECIAL CORKSCREW VINTAGE MARBLE.....................D
$35.00
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 1
Vintage GLASS MARBLE 1" Shooter AKRO CORKSCREW Prize Name YELLOW CORK Muddy Base
$0.38 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 2m

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