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Is this Akro or Christensen?

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Greetings All,

This marble has an excellent seam (Christensen) and long "lashes" (Akro). It certainly doesn't "corkscrew". The fourth photo shows the red going back into the marble.

Regards,

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I'm sure my follow up question here is addressed someplace, but for the sake of redundancy, and keeping conversation (knowledge) flowing; What is the process that creates those unique "eyelash" tells?

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They're not unique. That's a big discussion.  Some people say eyelashes not only mean Akro, but they mean Akro from the 1920's from before Ira Freese tinkered with the machines.  I strongly disagree.

Every now and then someone will post a marble from another maker to show non-Akro eyelashes.  But all Akro corkscrews were made after Ira Freese did his famous tinkering at Akro.  Every now and then some just ended up with lashes.  

I think it's just about whether the shearing mechanism is getting worn or needs sharpening.

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Well, great info. I don't know why I had the idea the lashes we're unique to Akro. Thank you for the correction. I love this place. Everyone is so kind with sharing. I've become accustomed to a heavy dose arrogance from the guitar collectors forums I visit. Thanks again!

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Freese? As in pre-freese? I have always wondered and have never asked about this term I have seen. 

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