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Akro Agate
Company (1910-1951)

COMPANY HISTORY

The Akro Agate Company, perhaps the
best known of the marble manufacturers and certainly the most prolific during most of
their career, was formed in 1910 in Akron, Ohio, by George T. Rankin and Gilbert C. Marsh.
They used as their trademark, which was registered the following year, a crow holding
marbles in its feet and beak and flying through a capital “A.” For the first
three years of the company’s existence they simply bought and repackaged marbles made by
M.F. Christensen and Son Company. In fact, their shop was located not too far away from
the Christensen factory.

Meanwhile, M.F. Christensen’s
bookkeeper, Horace C. Hill, was embezzling money from his employer. Hill left the company
in 1913 and joined up with Rankin and Marsh. In 1914, Hill moved the company to
Clarksburg, West Virginia. Hill had applied for a patent on a marble-making machine in
1912 but it was at first rejected for being to similar to Martin Christensen’s machine;
perhaps Hill had stolen more than money from his employer. In 1915, a year following Akro
Agate’s relocation, and the same year in which Hill submitted a slightly different patent
which was approved by the patent office, M.F. Christensen presented the courts with
evidence of Hill’s embezzlement. Hill paid back the $4,000 he had stolen, and died in
early 1916, not too long after the death of Martin Christensen.

Akro Agate began marble production
late in 1914. After Hill’s demise, the company hired John F. Early, who made major
improvements to Hill’s machines. A major enhancement, the so-called Freese
Improvement, was made in 1924 which allowed for more precision in the rounding of marbles
and which did away with the tiny seams found at the poles of the marbles (often manifested
on Corkscrews as fine feathering at or near the ends of the spiral). Previous to this as
many as 20% of their marbles had to be rejected. A second improvement four years later
more than doubled the production capacity of Akro’s machines. The patent for this was
approved in 1932, but by this time Early had left Akro Agate.

During the 1920s Akro Agate grew
into the leading manufacturer of marbles thanks in large part to Early’s innovations.
Also, Arnold Fiedler, who had supplied Christensen Agate with its unique marble colors,
worked for Akro Agate following his departure from Christensen (by some accounts prior to
his employment with them), brought to the company his skills in glass mixing, which lent
to Akro’s marbles beautiful and vibrant eye appeal.

The 1930s saw some troubles for
Akro Agate, as some of their key employees resigned at the beginning of the decade. Some
of these went on the form the Master Marble Company. Sales of marbles declined everywhere
toward the latter years of the decade  and slowed even more in the subsequent decade.
Akro began producing other glass objects during this period, including ashtrays, powder
jars, jardinieres, vases, decorative flower pots, candlesticks, bowls, dishes, and more.
These met with moderate success. Their line of colorful children’s dishes did not sell
well at first, but with the onset of America’s involvement in World War II and the
concomitant  halt of imported Japanese toys they soon became more popular. However,
this diversification did not pull Akro Agate from its decline, and by 1951 it closed down
for good.

The Akro Agate factory site as it
exists today covers some two acres. Late in 1997 and into early 1998 one of the buildings
was demolished, revealing large numbers of discarded marbles beneath the foundation. Many
experimental types, which were rejected by the company, were discovered due to this
incident. This find was termed the “Old Annex” site. Toward the end of 1998 and
additional discovery was made in the drainage system used by the factory. Dubbed the
“French Drain” site, it yielded multitudes of marbles, again many of them
experimental varieties that did not “make the grade.” Several new oxblood marble
types have entered the market as a consequence of the frantic digging that took place
here.

IDENTIFICATION TIPS

Akro Agate marbles were produced in
a mind-boggling abundance and in a large variety of styles. Among the most common were the
monochromatic “clearies” (transparent) and “Opals” (opaque) marbles.
These are just about impossible to distinguish from the essentially identical marbles from
other companies, though if one pays close scrutiny to the opaque marbles in original Akro
Agate Chinese Checkers boxes, subtle differences between their colors and those of other
manufacturers can be observed. The company, however, is to collectors better known for its
production of many varieties unique to them and therefore usually readily identifiable.

SLAGS

Akro Agate slags (“Striped
Onyxes”) were available in the following colors (in increasing order of rarity): amber , purple, blue , green , red , aqua, clear , vaseline , and orange. The red
slags were called Cardinal Reds by the company. Like the slags of other companies, those
of Akro were produced by the single-stream method and include a transparent colored based
mixed with opaque white glass. One exception is the Cornelian which was produced in the
same method as a slag but consists of an opaque red base mixed with opaque white. Perhaps
the best way to identify an Akro Agate slag is not by any particular feature but rather by
its lack of features. Akro Agate slags will lack the seams seen in Christensen Agate and
Peltier examples, the fine feathering of the white seen in Peltier examples, and the
“nine and tail” of the white as well as the cut-off mark of M.F. Christensen
examples. As to the latter rule of thumb, it needs to be stated that early Akro slags,
like those of M.F. Christensen and Christensen Agate, were hand-gathered and therefore may
exhibit the “nine”-shaped pattern of the white where the marble was twisted out
of the glass furnace.

CORKSCREWS

Perhaps the most popular Akro Agate
marbles are the corkscrews. These are basically unique to the company and consist of one
or more spirals of color encircling the marble from one pole to the other without ever
crossing. Some corkscrews have a double or triple twist, particularly those in transparent
glass. Corkscrews may have a white, colored, or transparent base; some contain several
colors, fluorescent glass, or oxblood. The variety is nearly limitless, and is enhanced by
hybrids and experimentals. Corkscrews come in a variety of sizes, though any over one inch
are extremely rare and were usually “experimentals,” whereas those 1/2″ or
smaller are perhaps even more scarce. Some corkscrews will possess feathering near the
ends of the spirals, manifested as fine “fingers” of color extending from tiny
crescent-shaped crimp marks; as mentioned earlier, this trait indicates manufacture prior
to the “Freese improvement” of the mid-1920s. Such early marbles will also
usually have vibrant colors .

Corkscrews with two opaque colors
were called Prize Names , while
those with three or more opaque colors were called Specials . These come in a bewildering
array of color combinations. White-based examples are most common. Usually, the colors
formed separate strata as they were injected into the shearing mechanisms of the marble
machines. However, sometimes the colors blended , perhaps because the
densities of the different colored glass were similar. When counting colors in corkscrews,
it is generally accepted that the blended colors are not counted separately. Therefore,
for instance, a blue and yellow corkscrew with a green blend is a two-color Prize Name,
not a three-color Special.

Other types of corkscrews named by
the company itself include: Spirals ,
which have a transparent clear base and a colored spiral; Onyxes , which have a transparent
colored base with a white spiral; and
Aces , which have a translucent milky white base with a colored spiral. Some
names have been adopted by collectors. A “snake” is a Spiral or Onyx with the
spiral near the surface of the marble, while a “ribbon” has the spiral nearer to
the center. Rarely, a corkscrew wil be a cross between a Spiral and an Onyx,
in that it will have a colored transparent base and a colored spiral. However, these are
often misidentified, as a white spiral may simply look colored beneath the colored base
glass.

One of the most popular corkscrew
types is the Popeye (marketed as the Tri-Onyx by the company), so-named because it was
sold in the much-sought after Popeye box (which depicted the cartoon character). This
marble is recognizable because it contains a transparent clear glass with opaque white
filaments in addition to a combination of two other colors (Popeyes with three or more
colors are called Hybrid Popeyes ).
Some Popeyes have very little clear
areas in them, while others have wide
clear areas . Popeye color combinations, in approximate decreasing order of frequency,
include red/yellow , green/yellow , red/green , dark blue/yellow , light
purple/yellow, dark purple/yellow ,
powder blue/yellow , dark blue/red , red/orange,
blue/green, and black/yellow. The yellow is often entirely or, more often, partially
fluorescent.

Related to Popeyes are Imperials
and Ringers. Ringers have the clear areas with white filaments of Popeyes but only have
one additional color. Usually this color is transparent red or orange. Imperials have a
more translucent milky base, with a red spiral shadowed by a more transparent orange
spiral.

“Ade” corkscrews are
identified by their base glass of translucent off-white mixed with wispy opaque white. The
spirals on these marbles will be translucent and come in yellow (” lemonades “), green (” limeades “), orange
(“orangeades”), red (“cherryades”), and reddish brown ( Carnelians ). Sometimes these spirals
will be accompanied by oxblood, though this is a more common feature on Ade swirls (see
below). Lemonade oxbloods and limeade oxbloods are most common;
typically, there is more oxblood on the former than the latter.

Besides oxblood ades, oxblood may
occur on other corkscrews. Oxblood is a type of glass that is always dark opaque red with
fine black filaments in it. It is extremely easy to recognize once a collector has seen it
at least once. Oxblood corkscrews can be quite valuable. One of the rarest types, if not
the rarest, is the Popeye oxblood. Besides this and the aforementioned oxblood ades,
oxblood corkscrews can include oxblood on a transparent clear base (“clear
oxbloods”), oxblood on a translucent milky white base (“
Milky Oxbloods “), oxblood on translucent wispy white base (“silver
oxbloods”), oxblood on an opaque brown base (“chocolate oxbloods”), oxblood
on a milky translucent white base with opaque yellow (“
eggyolk oxbloods “), and oxblood on a milky translucent white base with translucent
blue (” blue oxbloods “).
These are more commonly seen as swirls than as corkscrews, though. True oxblood corkscrews
are usually on an opaque or translucent white base, though oxblood on colored bases are
known but are rare. Oxblood on top of a blue spiral on a white base is known as a ” blueblood .” Hybrid examples
(e.g. ” blue eggyolk oxbloods “)
occur but are extremely rare. It should be emphasized that oxblood usually occurs on the
surface of a marble but is sometimes found beneath.

Sometimes two corkscrews fell down
the marble machine chute at the same time, forming together into what is called a ” double ingot ” corkscrew. This
usually is found with those that have all opaque colors and which are in shooter sizes.
The resulting marble has what appears to be seams and a “broken” corkscrew
pattern. These are frequently mistaken for Peltier’s National Line Rainbos.

SWIRLS

Swirls are typified by their random
swirling pattern, which stands in marked contrast to the well-defined pattern of a
corkscrew marble. Many of the corkscrew types, in particular the ades and oxbloods, occur
more frequently as swirls. Other than lacking the characteristic spiral of a corkscrew,
their characteristics are the same. Because they are more common they are usually priced
lower. Without the diagnostic traits of the fluorescent ades or the
oxblood swirls , Akro Agate swirls are very difficult to distinguish from those produced
by other companies. In fact, as one does not often see swirls with the rich colors of
early Akro Agates (save for those that are easily recognized as Christensen Agates),
common white-based swirls were probably produced late in Akro Agate’s history.

PATCHES

In basic terms, an Akro Agate patch
marble is a corkscrew that didn’t twist. Therefore, one may find marbles that have the
same colors as many of the corkscrews but instead of spiraling from one pole to the other,
there will simply be a short strip of color(s) on the base glass. They are generally
considered to have been produced by error. These are rare, and are most often seen in
Popeyes.
Blue/yellow Popeye patches are the most common, thanks to a recent find of many
thousands of them by diggers at the old factory site. Other Akro patches were purposefully
made by the company; these were marketed with names assigned by Akro Agate.

Uniques are patches that have an
opaque white base with a wispy brushed brown patch covering about one third of the marble,
with a small space on the patch that allows the underlying white to show. The Hero is the
same type of marble but lacks the space. Both of these are pre-“Freese
improvement” marbles. Collectively, these two types are often known as
“birds,” because when viewed from one angle the patches have a shape suggestive
of the breast and head of a songbird. “Grebes” have a  reddish orange to
orange brown patch; “brown thrashers” have a dark brownish red patch;
“golden tawnies” have a yellowish orange to orangish brown patch; and
“rainbows” have all the colors seen on the previous three varieties.

Royals have an opaque colored base
with an opaque or translucent patch. Again, the patch covers about one third of the base.
Another type, the Moss Agate, has a fluorescent milky light brownish white base with a
translucent colored patch covering up to one half of the marble. Hy-Grades have a
transparent blue or brown base with a patch of brushed opaque white covering about half of
the surface. Finally, there is the
Helmet , which has a transparent colored base with an opaque colored patch
covering about half the marble, and a colored stripe on the patch. Viewed from the correct
angle this marble will resemble a head with a football helmet on it, hence the name. There
is strong evidence that Vitro Agate actually produced these marbles, and in fact the
colors and the seams do resemble those of that company.

Other patches by Akro Agate tri-color patches that are practically indistinguishable from those of Vitro Agate, as the
colors and seam patterns are the same. Perhaps the companies used similar machinery. The
patches, which have an opaque milky off-white base, normally have two separate patches.
Each patch begins and terminates at seams on opposite sides of the marble. Color
combinations include green and red, green and yellow, red and blue, and yellow and blue.
Sometimes these patches will have a fourth color, too. In other instances, one of the
patches will be
oxblood . The colors are always dull and
on the surface, and were thus manufactured late in Akro Agate’s history.

Other oxblood patches are also known, and most appear to be of larger sizes. Examples I have
seen often have oxblood and a patch of one other color brushed on the surface, with a
clear glass base containing a core filled with white filaments. These were probably
experimental.

SPARKLERS

Sparklers
were Akro Agate’s only marble that was manufactured with the “injection” method,
where colors were actually injected into the clear base. This was essentially the same
technique used to produce catseye marbles, which came much later and which were not
produced by Akro (since the company folded before they became popular). Sparklers are
often mistaken for Master Marble Sunbursts, though this should not happen, as Sparklers
always have at least five colors 9with rare exceptions) while Sunbursts have no more than
three. Also, the colors used in Sparklers are very bright, whereas Sunbursts are normally
duller or more earth-toned. Typical Sparkler colors are red, yellow, orange, green, blue,
and white, and these will form a wispy core in the marble. Less often, the colors will be
in bands. Sometimes these colors come almost to the surface while at other times they are
closer to the core.

FLINT MOONIES AND FIRE OPALS

Akro Agate Flint Moonies (referred to by many collectors simply as “moonies”) are
translucent white marbles composed of opalescent glass, which will glow orangish when held
to a light. Flinties are also opalescent, but have colored base glass (brown, yellow,
green, red, and blue, in increasing order of rarity); “Fire Opal” is Akro’s name
to refer to their red Flinties. Akro Agate’s opalescent marbles can be distinguished by
their small clear “eye,” a small circular area of clear glass surrounded by the
remaining cloudy matrix.

CORNELIANS AND BRICKS

Akro Agate produced two types of
marbles that were very similar to the American Cornelian (brick) by M.F. Christensen. The
first was the Cornelian, which contained a dark red translucent base with white swirls.
Though the red in this glass appears to be oxblood, it is not. On the other hand, a type
of Akro Agate marble being called a
Brick has been appearing lately, likely as a result of the recent round of
digging at the Akro dump site. These marbles are comprised of a very dark oxblood which is
nearly black, with white swirls. It can be diiferentiated from the M.F. Christensen Brick
because it does not have the characteristic hand-gathered “nine and tail” nor
the cut-off line of that type. Also, the Akro examples often have hair-thin wires of
oxblood coiled on the surface.

EXPERIMENTALS/DUG MARBLES

In the past few years there has
been a virtual flood of “dug” Akro Agate marbles appearing at shows, on the
Internet, and elsewhere. The reason for this has been because diggers have recently been
very active at the Akro Agate plant site, where caches of discarded marbles have been
encountered. While many of these discarded marbles are simply rejected examples of the
types discussed above, others have either not been seen before or were available to
collectors albeit very rarely. Many of these have been termed “experimentals”
because they are thought to represent runs of marbles that were tried out by the company
but for one reason or another rejected and discarded. Most of these seem to be in larger
sizes, from 3/4″ to over one inch. Some are quite rare while others have appeared in
large quantities and have depressed the value of their counterparts that were already in
collections.

Within the latter category are a
variety of tri-colored corkscrews that have as a common trait a translucent to transparent
red spiral which often has stress or annealing fractures. Usually the red
“floats” on top of another color rather than being distinct and separate. These
have been assigned somewhat controversial names by some collectors: ” patriots ” are red, white, and
light blue; ” supermen ”
are red, yellow, and light blue; ” lifesavers ”
are red, yellow, and light green; and ” Indian blankets ” are black,
yellow, and red or black, white, and red. As stated, these marbles are normally of a
shooter-size. Smaller examples with opaque red appear to have been in general circulation
rather than having been abandoned by the company; thus, they have been in collections
longer, are generally in better condition, and are more highly valued.

Another class of experimental
marble is that of oxbloods. Several new varieties have appeared as a result of the Akro
Agate digs, such as the “chocolate oxblood” and the “sky blue onyx.”
At first these fetched top dollar but once collectors realized the abundance of many of
them the prices plummeted sharply, though some were recovered in small enough numbers to
remain very highly sought after. Some of these marbles have a transparent clear base with
“anemic” oxblood swirled inside . Another type has a transparent dark brown base with an
oxblood patch ; this patch often forms a “V” on the marble’s surface. There
are several other types of experimental oxbloods, and many of these also seem to be
characterized by their “v” patch. At least three varieties of fluorescent
oxbloods have also been identified.

Other experimental Akro Agate
marbles, and those which seem to have been around longer owing to earlier digs, are a
variety of large corkscrews and patches. Many of these are comprised of the vibrant colors
indicative of marbles produced early in Akro’s existence. The patch versions appear to
represent an attempt to make corkscrews, but produced by error because the spinning
mechanism of the marble machinery was not working. One other type of experimental
corkscrew has an opalescent milky white bubble-filled base with a spiral brushed on the
surface. The spiral is often of an “anemic” color and is translucent to
transparent.

SCREENPRINTED MARBLES

Recently, I spoke with a friend who
told me his uncle was in the screenprinting business in the mid-to-late 1930s. One of the
items he screenprinted for companies (filling stations, Cracker Jack, and small local
businesses in the area of western Pennsylvania) and individuals (i.e. political
campaigners) included marbles. This elderly gentleman, Howard E. Koehler, was born in
1910, and obtained his marbles from Akro Agate. Over the years he has given these marbles
to his relatives, including his nephew, my friend, who showed me a jar full. Among the
marbles were
Popeyes , Corkscrews , and Opaques . Many were printed with the names of individuals, while others had the
names of petroleum companies (Esso, Mobilgas, and Sunoco) and such words as
“freedom” and “1937.” Mr. Koehler himself kept around 100 of these
marbles, and allowed me to go through them. Perhaps some of the more interesting examples
contained “Landon” or “Landon/Knox”; Alfred Landon and Frank Knox were
the repulican candidates for president and vice president, respectively, during the 1936
election, and lost against Franklin D. Roosevelt.

AKRO AGATE COMPANY
MARBLE GALLERY

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Vaseline Slag

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Clear Slag

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Green Slag

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Amber Slag

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Red Slag

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Blue Slag

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Prize Name

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Special (Three Color)

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Special (Three Color)

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Special (Three Color)

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Special (Three Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color)

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Special (Four Color
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Special (Five Color)

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Spiral

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Onyx

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Spiral/Onyx

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red/yellow Popeye

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red/blue Popeye

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red/green Popeye

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green/yellow Popeye

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purple/yellow Popeye

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blue/yellow Popeye

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powder blue/yellow Popeye

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hybrid Popeye

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hybrid Popeye

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hybrid Popeye

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hybrid Popeye

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Ace

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Tri-Colored Ace

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Tri-Colored Ace

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Lemonade

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Lemonade Oxblood

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Limeade

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Limeade Oxblood

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Limeade Hybrid

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Carnelian

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Carnelian Oxblood

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Eggyolk Oxblood

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Hybrid Eggyolk/Blue Oxblood

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Hybrid Eggyolk/Carnelian

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Blueblood

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Blue Oxblood

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Double Ingot Corkscrew

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Oxblood Swirl (white-based)

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Milky Oxblood

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Tricolored Milky Oxblood

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Brick

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Popeye Patch

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Helmet

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Helmet

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Tri-Color Patch

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Oxblood Patch

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Oxblood Patch

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Sparkler

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Moonie

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Flintie

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“Superman”

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“Lifesaver”

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“Indian Blanket”

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“Patriot”

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Experimental Oxblood in
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Experimental Oxblood on
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Experimental Swirl

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Experimental with Oxblood

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Screenprinted Popeye

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Screenprinted Corkscrew

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Screenprinted Opaque

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Screenprinted Opaque

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Screenprinted Opaque

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Screenprinted Opaque

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Screenprinted Opaque

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Screenprinted Flintie

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Screenprinted Blue/Oxblood
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Screenprinted Popeye

Other Marble Companies

Hand
Made Glass Marbles

Hand
Made Non-Glass Marbles

M.F.
Christensen and Son Company

Christensen
Agate Company

Akro
Agate Company

Peltier
Glass Company

Master
Marble Company/Master Glass Company

Marble
King, Inc.

Vitro
Agate Company

Heaton
Agate Company

Champion
Agate Company

Ravenswood
Novelty Works

Alley
Agate Company

Cairo
Novelty Company

Jackson
Marble Company

Davis
Marble Works

Playrite
Marble and Novelty Company

Alox
Manufacturing Company

Jabo-Vitro
Agate, Inc.

Vacor
de Mexico

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