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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.

Akro Agate Carnelian 19/32nds (Mint) 082019-50 IP

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Akro Agate Carnelian 3/4 Inch (NM+) 082019-137 TX

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1920's-40's Akro Agate Lemonade Patch Glows BRIGHT Under Blacklight A-1

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Silver Oxblood Very Nice MINT- Marble L18

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Green/Red Tracer Corkscrew Marble L12

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Red/White/Blue Corkscrew Marble L12

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Cubscout Tracer Corkscrew Marble L14

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1920's-1940 Large Just Over 1" Akro Agate Cubscout Corkscrew Marble L15

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1920's-1940 Large Akro Agate Cubscout Corkscrew Marble L16

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1920's-1940 Huge Akro Agate Ketchup & Mustard 1.03 Corkscrew Marble L20

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Cherry Vanilla Corkscrew Marble L19

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Cherry Vanilla Corkscrew Marble L26

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Orange/Blue Corkscrew Marble L22

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate Ace Swirl Nice Size Mint- Marble L21

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1920's-1940 Akro Agate? Swirl Mint- Marble L23

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