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winnie
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Why did they make such an inner core? I have a few with such a inner core, but it seems a waist of time to make one, because it is hardly visible.

The only thing that I can think of is that such an inner core has an effect on the colors on the outside?

Correct. It makes the outer layers stand out more.

Before about 1910, the only opaque colors in German glass marbles were yellow and white. That's why colored ribbons in swirls were often backed with white or yellow - a central core served the same purpose in onionskins.

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Actually there are sometimes several cores that are from other color onionskins. These are not the back ground white etc that is usually layered with the color stripes or blotches of an onion skin. I believe they are remnants on the punty from the previous marble(s) made.

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Actually there are sometimes several cores that are from other color onionskins. These are not the back ground white etc that is usually layered with the color stripes or blotches of an onion skin. I believe they are remnants on the punty from the previous marble(s) made.

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That may be, but in the marble you pictured, every color (including the colors in the core) is backed by opaque yellow or white. If not for that backing, the marble would be nearly transparent.

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well I have one I bought jut because of the open core even a solid green ? in the very center , I have one that is very almost transparent and also happens to be one I put on the floor finish it has been so long I forget witch one I did just get in the cabinets and !! Mike

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I agree about the backing being part of an onionskin. And it would be on the back of each the four cores in the marble I showed. I think it was just easier for the maker to gather more clear then yellow or white and then the threads on a punty already with the glob of glass left over from the previous made marble. Done over and over before cleaning the punty many different onionskins form the core of the next. This would not be done on smaller cane cut types.

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