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LET'S ALL GO TO JABO !!!

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I took Bonnie and our son, Brandon to see what goes on at the Jabo-Vitro Agate factory in Lower Newport, Ohio today. Here's some pics from our trip.

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Welcome to Jabo!

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Jabo factory, office and warehouses

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Wife Bonnie & Brandon, saying "This is SO cool!"

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Molten glass hitting the rollers

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They call this machine "Ethel". Down the chute, into the bucket

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Ethel is making blue Clearies (Paint Can Marbles)

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Keep em' coming!

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Caution: Hot Rollers

To Be Continued....Bob

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Workers call this marble machine the Green Hornet

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"Boy, it sure is noisy in here!"

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The finished product. Blue marbles, red hot!

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One very happy 4-year old

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"Hey Dad, check this one out!"

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A few shooters from the Discovery Channel documentary run

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Thanks for coming along with us, everyone!

...and a great time was had by all!

Bob

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Thanks for the pictures, Bob. It looks like a fun place to visit. Do they let people tour the place regularly?

Steve, if you set up a group tour, I'd be interested.

Dan

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Jabo and Dave McCullogh does it right,open arms. At what other factory can you get this kind of tour. I have spent several days and hours here by myself and with many friends. I am always ready to go back. The WVMCC has always had a group tour the Jabo factory during WVMCC show week. This spring should be no different.

Ron S.

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I was hoping that Dave was there yesterday, but he was out of town, I believe. Needless to say, the marble makers welcomed us in and were happy to show us around. A really great place to take the whole family!

Bob

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