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Did Peltier make a completely clear marble? While digging at the old factory today I found a few complete marbles and some pieces of marbles, one I found stumped me, it just a plain clear marble. As far as I knew they never made completely clear marbles, could it be valuable?

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I can't remember if Pelt did clearies for play. I need to figure out where I put my copy of American Machine-Made Marbles.  It could tell us.  

If they didn't do clearies for play, maybe they did them as decorative gems like you sometimes find at  craft stores.  

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The first one looks like it could be Peltier.  It has lots of moons ... maybe it was from kids playing in the area. 

The 2nd one looks like a Rainbo.

 

I know Pelt did make peewees.  Don't know about 5/16".  

 

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Migbar

So if they made them as small as 1/4" do you think the green one is a marble or was made as some sort of decorative piece?

Are the completely clear ones pretty rare? I've never seen one before. I know this one is in pretty bad shape, but it was dug out of the ground.

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I dug quite a few completely clear ones at the factory.  I don't know how early they made them, but they made a lot of them in the '50's and later.  Is the factory demolished yet ?  Can you get on the property ?   I don't know if the very small ones were intentional, or if they just happened while making peewees...

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I'm about to go back right now the factory is still there but there is very little ground that can be dug, hopefully today I can finish it,m. Are you from Illinois, did you make any finds while digging the site?

When I get back today I'm going to make a dug site thread to show all my finds, I found a few broken and partial marbles while digging last time but was only able to dig for about 45 min, I'll hopefully get longer today, wish me luck 😉

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The actual factory property is still fenced off, isn't it ?  I'm from California, but a friend bought the factory in 2002, and allowed me to dig inside the factory several times over the period of a few years.  I found marbles going back to the beginning of their marble years.

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The only part fenced off is one of the loading docks. While digging today, a guy pulled in to the factoRyan and backed a trailer inside n told me where others found marbles n said it's ok if I dig, I seen city workers a few times all they did was wave. I had a pretty successful dig, at least ione feel I did. I'm going to start a thread later showing all my finds, I found another one that's just clear but it's an amber color, looks like the root beer float but nothing inside.

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