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If it's a slag, then the randomness of it, would indicated Akro.

It _might_ be a transparent swirl.  

I don't know if it's just me, but lately I've seen quite a few where I wasn't sure I could tell for sure if it was in the slag category or the swirl category  

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Yeah ... I'm really leaning swirl.

Basically, Dan, the swirls are mostly West Virginia marbles made after 1930.  There were around 10 companies making them.  I can't remember the exact count.  

The slags were an earlier style which started with M.F. Christensen around 1903, and were picked up by a few other companies -- Akro, Christensen Agate, Peliter -- in the 1910's and 20's -- and then were mostly phased out around 1930.  

 

So, when we have a transparent-based swirl, we usually call it "Transparent Swirl" and leave it at that.   It's almost impossible to nail them down to a particular company if you don't have original packaging or didn't dig them up on site.  

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