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If you know what 'horseshoe' marbles are, (I know I don't), it would

be good of you to answer Hansel's question:

What are "Horseshoe Marbles"?

I'm interested in what's going on here too.

Both Beich (pronounced 'bike' in English) and Leader made and/or distributed candy.

A quick search makes it clear that they were not 'marble' people.

So Hansel! What are you thinking about this!?

Did these really interesting boxes hold candy that looks like marbles?

It makes sense that candy-makers might make small round balls and decide

that 'marbles' is the best name for them. Or are glass marbles involved, too? ( :

(Steph just sent a post a minute or two ahead of me.

First sentence in my post was not directed at her.)

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Going a little deeper into your link (whoops! pardon!), it looks

likes she's approached a lot of fun subjects. Well they're not

all fun in and of themselves,but still seem interesting. And

'interesting' is fun. Thanks for bringing her up. ( :

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Saw some early 1900's references for "candy marbles" at Google Books.

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q="candy+marbles"

Most of the references I'm seeing sound like actual candy -- possibly with unfortunate ingredients (such as soapstone) but not with marbles inside.

I wonder if that was the early 1900's name for what are now known as jawbreakers. Skimming google books and in sounds like in the 1800's "jawbreaker" was more likely to refer to big words than to candy.

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Hansel I saw your post about candy & marbles.

I would like to refer you to the Grist/Huffer "Big Book of Marbles" p. 182.

or the Marble Mania book by Stan Block p. 214.

I bought this box in the mid 90's at the Columbus, Ohio show from Betty Barnard

This box contained 120 chocolate covered marbles from the Brock Candy Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A 1935 date is found on the inside.

They were actually chocolate covered marbles from which you ate the covering and found yourself with a marble.

I thought this might add to the discussion.

Roy Katskee

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Hansel I saw your post about candy & marbles.

I would like to refer you to the Grist/Huffer "Big Book of Marbles" p. 182.

or the Marble Mania book by Stan Block p. 214.

I bought this box in the mid 90's at the Columbus, Ohio show from Betty Barnard

This box contained 120 chocolate covered marbles from the Brock Candy Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A 1935 date is found on the inside.

They were actually chocolate covered marbles from which you ate the covering and found yourself with a marble.

I thought this might add to the discussion.

Roy Katskee

Hey Roy,

Good to hear that!

As someone who's taught hunderds of kids over the years, perhaps even back to 1935, can you tell us how they taught kids to eat chocolate covered marbles without getting the lawyers involved?

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I have temporarily misplaced my Grist/Huffer edition so I tried to find it in the 3rd edition of the Big Book. Didn't find it yet [edit: there it is on p. 173]. And p. 180 of the 3rd ed. has a box of licorice flavored candy marbles. "Play Marbles" from the Licorice Products Co. of Dubuque, Iowa.

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Thanks to all for the various candy-marble / marble-candy variations.

I'm trying to picture Mom's reaction to seeing her little prince playing in the

dirt with gumball marbles, then sucking on one and spitting before chewing it.

I'll bet it was swift and loud. ( :

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Thanks to all for the various candy-marble / marble-candy variations.

I'm trying to picture Mom's reaction to seeing her little prince playing in the

dirt with gumball marbles, then sucking on one and spitting before chewing it.

I'll bet it was swift and loud. ( :

Bet those kids grew up with fewer allergies. I'm all for bringing back candy marbles, if kids ever start playing marbles again.

"This adds to the increasing evidence that some exposure to germs at an early age can benefit children in the long run and that being too sanitized can prevent the immune system from developing necessary tolerances."

http://preemiedonna.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/you-have-to-eat-a-peck-of-dirt-before-you-die/

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Haven't looked at the link yet, and I already agree with you.

I think the same idea holds true for adults as well.

If you get to where you make a point of washing your

entire body with some anti-bacterial agent every day, you're

just going to make your immune system weak. And if past patterns

continue to be true (which they usually do), the stuff will also have

some other ingredient which causes a second horrific problem!

Everything in moderation!

Next to the 'Golden Rule', this is the number two thing to take seriously! ( :

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Thanks, Bob!

I think suggestions like these are very valuable!

They need to be mentioned so people who might not

be exposed to them otherwise can take them into consideration.

Boy oh boy. The medical stuff gets crazy.

I don't know if this still goes on now, but it used to be standard

practice to put drops of (I think) silver nitrate into newborn babies'

eyes to 'protect' them from eyesight problems that might happen

if one of the parents had certain sexually transmitted diseases.

I knew an OB way back when who told me that his approach to

this was to take the closed bottle of silver nitrate and wave it in the

general vicinity of the baby's head. He took the idea of a physician

'doing no harm' seriously. ( :

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Those dirt rolling booger eating kids never get sick in later life. Yes I typed that and am sober. MRSA and most incurable diseases are the direct results of the strongest organisms being the only ones that survive and multiply when too much anti this and that are used. That why hospitals are such breeding grounds for some of the worst infections. And this has to be the furthest off topic I have ever seen a thread go(LOL) Now we could keep going with bad grammer comments(RROTFL)

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Never heard of MRSA until now. Worth knowing about!

I think it was the same guy I mentioned before who told me that the only reason for any

sane person to be in a hospital is if they're unfortunate enough to wake up there.

You're right! The topic has strayed a teeny weeny little bit! :lol:

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