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  1. Maybe I come from a egg ? But I do not try to mislead marble people. I have had dozens of people ask me serious about the radiation from glass marbles that glow. So when you have visitors ask you about radiation or tell you their concerns. Do not be shocked or tell them they come from a egg. You said "but the green toxic radiation glow gives that idea a little" . Your sign may make that impression and concerns more than a little. I am here to help and pass any information along that might help any marble collector any where. Not every marble collector or person viewing marbles know th
  2. The 1905 patent above is for ball bearings. Not connected to toy marbles. Glass machine made marbles came about from the connection to metal ball bearings. So the original hallow ball bearings found their way connected to glass marbles. Metal ball bearings and marbles have connections. But when solid ball bearings mix with glass marbles the result is bad. I don't think any hallow steelie connected to marbles was hand made. Maybe a very early hallow ball bearing was hand made. It all depends on when you connect what marble collectors label steelies with glass marbles ? Is it a hallow ball
  3. I would be surprised that any true steelies (hallow) were hand made, in any amount or big numbers. Most or all the mechanical motion antique marble toys I have or seen, need weight to work. The hallow steelies would not be heavy enough for gravity to make the toy operate. Many of the older mechanical marble toys had stone or heavy clay marbles. Most of these were at least 3/4, 7/8, or one inch marbles. I have three of the Bowler Andy Mills, three Panama Pile drivers, and others. I have tried glass marbles in them and they are not enough weight to make the toy operate. These older metal mechan
  4. I really like that white base with red yellow and blue marble. But I have no idea where they were made or by what company ?
  5. Normal glass marbles which glow do not give off radiation.
  6. Once again . Peltier made marbles called Rainbo. Marble King made marbles called Rainbow. The one letter W makes a big difference. Marble King = Rainbow Peltier = Rainbo NO - W
  7. Large common Latticino. Wish it had more colored outer bands. Or a blue or red Latticino.
  8. #7 is a mistake. Forget #7. 1-2-3-3-4-5-6-8-9-10 Correct I went back and forth with these at least five times. Still ended with a extra.
  9. #1 = ???? #2 = possible Vitro #3 = Vitro #4 = Vitro #5 = Akro #6 = Akro #7 = maybe Akro ? #8 = maybe Peltier #9 = Vitro # 10 = ???? maybe Vitro Whitey. Would need more views. # 11 = Vitro
  10. That i s a nice piece since it is translucent.
  11. Thank you Chad. No doubt at all that you will be another benefit for this site.
  12. wvrons


    Two Marble King Rainbow's. Not Peltier Rainbo's . Rainbow=MK Rainbo= Peltier
  13. Transitional marble. No cold roll mark.
  14. Vacor or Jabo and Ravenswood Blue Raven.
  15. Most all of the wooden marbles show off boxes are custom made. Sometimes they appear on ebay for sale. Find a wood worker or cabinet maker near you. Show them the pictures and have some made. The holes need to be slightly larger than the actual marble size. One side can have slightly deeper holes than the opposite side. This prevents people from removing the marbles easily from the deeper side. But close the case and turn the case over and they come out easy. If you use to large of a rectangle or piece of wood. It can be difficult to keep the wood from warpping or keeping the two halves flat
  16. Leave it to Beaver. We like the same tv shows. Plus Andy & Barney, Gunsmoke, and more.
  17. The bag above is probably from 1945 to maybe 1955-1960.
  18. Hi. My name is wvron and I have been addicted to all marbles for many many years. I was warned early on. But I do not want this addiction to ever go away. It has had so many rewards from all angles. I do not regret any single week of it. I have dug marbles at almost all the marble factory sites from St.Louis to the east coast. I have helped with seven or eight marble books. I have attended hundreds of marble shows from Maine to FL to Kansas to TX and most in between. The best of it all has been the people along the journey.
  19. One I have not seen yet. But Alley sure made that glass cup. Probably at Pennsboro 1933-1937. Still more to be found, just waiting for a home.
  20. Nice boards, they are worth more than the marbles. People may want the boards but collectors with a years experience would pass on the marbles. As you have seen marbles can take years to learn. There are to many varieties to learn in a year. Some are worth a penny each and some are worth $100.00 or $500.00 each, and every where in between. It only takes one good one out of 1000 to make it worthwhile.
  21. I see a few of the green and white swirled Tiddley Wiinks cups up there. Glad we got to do it back then. Not so sure we could do it today ? Those were long hard days and nights. When we found the honey hole, we could not leave it. Nola and myself worked the day shift 7am to 7pm. Bill and Griff worked the night shift 7pm to 7am. We got about five hours sleep, drove back over a hour and back in the dirt for 4 or 5 days straight, day and night. Good thing we were younger, not young but less than 70. Once in a lifetime memories.
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