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  1. An Akro-Heads garden--I found a swirl and a corkscrew today.
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  2. Happy Akro Friday for sure! Couldn't resist with a few sparklers!
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  3. I like 'em all, but it's hard to beat a good corkscrew. Dug a few pics out of the archives. Thanks Bruce
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  4. I just helped appraise someone’s marble collection they got from their grandpa, spent hours separating them and telling him what they’re worth and the guy gave me these big honkin Germans and an assortment of Akro slags etc for a very good price, can’t freaking believe it. And yes I’m currently stuck in non moving traffic so I wasn’t taking pics and driving…
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  5. I have a few hundred vintage soda pop bottles on a couple garage walls. I am out of room, even for six pack cartons and full bottles now. Every little town had their own brand along with the big brands. I have got another dozen of different six packs full bottles since this picture.
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  7. I was at the grocery store yesterday and knew I was a marbleholic.... Maybe akro 🤣🤣🤣🥴
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  8. "Happy Akro Friday"
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  9. Happy Akro Friday!
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  10. Here are some pots and various items that we keep on the back screen porch. The mice do not seem to bother them in the winter as they do everything else---I need a more ferocious cat for sure. He (Ragnar) is gentle compared to my previous eater/enjoyer(Larry) of rodents and the meat that they provide. Akroware--On!!!
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  11. At Gina's urging, a Thursday thread. This one is for your German marbles and related items -- Thüringen being the cradle of the glass marble making industry in Germany in the 1800's.
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  12. ..................... be well ... friday .......
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  13. 2" single pontil with lobed suspended mica and mint. My best German handmade
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  14. I do love German hand mades, especially onions. The pinkish one is my baby...2.5" studded with mica, the blue mottled one is 2" and looks great for being lightly polished.. another favorite a multilobed onion, reminds me of an impressionist painting comes in at 1 5/8"
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  15. I already posted the Vitro here & I believe the Alley on new finds but put em together. My new favorites for a while. Alley is 3/4ths & Vitro is 5/8ths both dead on.
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  16. A guy and I were talkin' on Saturday, He collects old surveyor's equipment. Anyway he gave me about a gallon of marbles. About what you'd expect, lotsa slingshot ammo, but I did pull these out... An Akro with enough goin' on inside to be interesting, and enough ox to make me happy. Also a nice opalescent Rainbo. The 3rd photo is what I think is a messed up sunset and a weak Alley (or weak CAC). Weak but still nice. Thanks Bruce
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  17. Another biggie almost an inch..
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  18. .............. 😷
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  19. I haven't been collecting marbles very long, not even a year yet, but I would say that this mib is probably tops with me, simply because of how I got it. Pulling this Akro Sparkler out of a $12 jar of mixed mibs was a feeling similar to hitting a good lottery ticket (too me anyway). And the odds of it being in this condition considering how long it possibly was unprotected was cool in itself 😊
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  20. Agreed, sometimes less is more !! Don't know why they didn't make more coreless ?? They made some killers !!
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  21. Nice volcano in those Heatons Mojo. Nice Alleys Marboman.
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  22. A recent find. A bunch of St. Mary's Alleys that all stayed together through all the years. A group pic and then shots of all the different types separated into groups. Common marbles but I like to find them this way.
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  24. L. E. Alley while at Pennsboro had cardboard in the bottom of his shoes to cover the holes. There were months that he could not make payroll for the employees. But they all stayed working for him with faith that he would make enough to pay them in the future. Then Jack Pressman came to Alley for Chinese Checker marbles. In no time Alley paid all the employees their back pay and extra. Not long and he had to move to St.Marys WV for a much larger building and many more machines to make game marbles. He could not keep up with the orders. The first marble machine at St.Marys in late 1936 was making 125,000 marbles per day. Ten machines which Alley later had, could produce five million marbles in two days. Local newspaper reported that 750,000 marbles per day were made at St.Marys in 1937 with four machines. In 1938 they were making 2 million marbles per day. In 1940 National Geographic reported that the Alley marble factory in St.Marys WV "can turn out 2,625,000 marbles a day". This factory shipped 14 million Chinese Checker marbles in six days. Yes Alley made Chinese Checker marbles. These are that marbles that put Alley over the top and in the plus column for life. Due to health issues the St.Marys factory and all contents were sold June 1, 1949 to Berry Pink and Sellers Peltier the son of Victor Peltier(founded Peltier Co.) . Which became Marble King corp. June 24,1949. Who also produced Chinese checker marbles. January 1958 a fire destroyed the factory at St.Marys WV.
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  25. Happy Akro Friday♥
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  27. About 20+ years ago, Roger Hardy sold "Opaque Sparklers" that he purchased directly from a former Akro Agate employee who thought them special and took some home. What Roger had for sale of these were all mint since they went from the production floor to the employee's home. I am fairly certain Roger sold these at only one New Philly show and not again. He didn't have all that many.
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  28. Happy Akro Friday. These are some of the first known box of Akros from Clarksburg to my knowledge from Roger Hardys collection that I took a photo of a few weeks ago (not in his book). They are extremely extremely extremely HTF. Probably have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than finding one of these in the wild. Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr
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  29. Pennsboro WV Glass Factory Hallow. The Pennsboro WV Alley factory building sometime 1915-1935. There were five different major glass companies here all at the same time. The Alley building was by far the smallest. I think that I double posted the green swirl.
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  30. A recently scored transparent Vitro Trilite, thanks for the I.D. confirmation Ric & everyone else who pitched in !!
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  31. Found a board Not a vintage one but it will do for now Illmenau german machinemade powaaaa 🇩🇪🌞👍
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  32. 6 dollar spended on these I think i did very well today "treasure hunting" 😁👍 This is what we find in Europe Transitionals , Figure 8 , wirepull , veiligglas , vitro , marble king , european import patch and ribbons , asian , vacor and if we are lucky german handmades , and every time many cartoon marbles and some fruity ones , added a picture just for fun Enjoy and comments are welcome 20210828_130011.mp4
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  33. I apparently have more Akro than I thought I did. I really need to open drawers once in a while. 🙂
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  35. One of my very favorites. Alley.
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  36. after ron and i made it too a solid stone wall underneath the production flooring .. where we discovered the chalkies .. we did get some dandies out of there. soon afterward, i had a friend make custom boxes for both of us. and prime boxes they were. fitted to size each marble. i then had them monogramed with specifics of location and dates. we spelled .. chalkies ... as such. be it wrong spelling or not ... lasting memories .... only 3/4" flame and pee-wee that i know of .... bill
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  37. On the later side but.....some fun Pelts, plus a new one found in my old stash the NLR Cherry Bomb...thanks Chad and Ric for ID.
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  38. I made these maps for a facebook group a few months ago. Its basically all marble factory locations in OH and WV. Hopefully this helps some people out as its a nice visual aid. If you see any mistakes, let me know. Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr Untitled by Pittsburgh Marbles, on Flickr
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  39. 41mm Mica Unionskin
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  40. I have gone on the premise that it may be American, possibly Leighton....but I haven't given it much thought. Single gather. I purchased it 20 years ago in Baltimore without any attribution from another dealer who only deals in machine mades and didn't want to carry it. Here is the shear:
    4 points
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