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Vienna’s either from a certain time period or 2 different factories. From what I remember Vitro made industrial marble. An example would be the marble in a spray paint can. 
 

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Backlight that one with a flashlight and the matrix might have cool patterns in it as well. 
Vitro has what I call Horse Hairs that show up ever now and then in the baseglass. Sometimes they are tucked up underneath a Conqueror’s helmet in the clear baseglass. Fun trait to start looking for.

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On 6/7/2021 at 8:54 PM, Fire1981 said:

Backlight that one with a flashlight and the matrix might have cool patterns in it as well. 
Vitro has what I call Horse Hairs that show up ever now and then in the baseglass. Sometimes they are tucked up underneath a Conqueror’s helmet in the clear baseglass. Fun trait to start looking for.

 

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I am not sure the transparent blue base and white is Vitro. It is not a Vitro from Vienna. The Vienna WV location is north of Parkersburg WV, It is where Vitro Agate was born and the first Vitro Agate marbles produced. Named Vitro from the Vitrolite Glass Company Vienna WV. Art Fisher worked as a engineer for Vitrolite. There were problems, and he knew Vitrolite was dumping their scrap glass over the Ohio river bank. So Art left Vitrolite, went next door and formed Vitro Agate Marble Co. He bought scrap Vitrolite glass and made marbles from it. He used the Vitrolite cullet for the patch and ribbon colors.  Now you also know where the name Tri lIte came from. Vitrolite- half = Vitro.    Vitrolite- half =Lite.    A Vitro with clear and three colors = Tri Lite.  The Tri Lite marbles are early Vitro marbles, some of the best glass Vitro used in making marbles. A few years later Vitro Agate moved to Parkersburg WV along the Little Kanawaha river. 

Every marble company in WV, some in OH and St.Louis used Vitrolite glass for striping colors on their marbles.  Vitrolite was sheet plate glass. Most was used like tiles, for kitchens, bathrooms, inside or outside wall coverings, medical and dental counter tops, art deco, signs, murals, a long long list for Vitrolite glass. Lots of history on Vitrolite Glass if you do a search. 

Some of the actual names for marble companies and the marbles have reasons.  

My daughter now lives in Vienna WV near where the original Vitrolite Glass and Vitro Agate factories were located. 

 

Vitrolite

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Vitrolite glass army tank bullet proof view window. Many many layers of Vitrolite clear glass sandwiched together in a brass housing. 

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Many machine made marble companies made industrial marbles. Many made as many industrial marbles as play marbles. The industrial marbles always kept Jabo and Marble King in business the last many years. There were and are thousands of uses for industrial marbles. Even to roll caskets on. Fracture natural gas wells, industrial valves, fiberglass and a long  long list. The most important thing with industrial marbles is usually the size needs to be accurate. Most are clear or thin transparent blue or green colored marbles.  Thus the often seen transparent green 7/8 marbles with all the deep roll marks, fiberglass marbles.. The roll marks makes no difference because they would be melted into stands of fiberglass. Made into marbles was just a good way to store the glass until it was needed to make fiberglass. Some of the large fiberglass companies had their own marble machines. Johns Manville fiberglass factory in Vienna WV had their own marble machines. 

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Thank you Ron...I learned something again today.....I'm so glad you share the history I think it makes the collecting more interesting and important..

2 hours ago, wvrons said:

I am not sure the transparent blue base and white is Vitro. It is not a Vitro from Vienna. The Vienna WV location is north of Parkersburg WV, It is where Vitro Agate was born and the first Vitro Agate marbles produced. Named Vitro from the Vitrolite Glass Company Vienna WV. Art Fisher worked as a engineer for Vitrolite. There were problems, and he knew Vitrolite was dumping their scrap glass over the Ohio river bank. So Art left Vitrolite, went next door and formed Vitro Agate Marble Co. He bought scrap Vitrolite glass and made marbles from it. He used the Vitrolite cullet for the patch and ribbon colors.  Now you also know where the name Tri lIte came from. Vitrolite- half = Vitro.    Vitrolite- half =Lite.    A Vitro with clear and three colors = Tri Lite.  The Tri Lite marbles are early Vitro marbles, some of the best glass Vitro used in making marbles. A few years later Vitro Agate moved to Parkersburg WV along the Little Kanawaha river. 

Every marble company in WV, some in OH and St.Louis used Vitrolite glass for striping colors on their marbles.  Vitrolite was sheet plate glass. Most was used like tiles, for kitchens, bathrooms, inside or outside wall coverings, medical and dental counter tops, art deco, signs, murals, a long long list for Vitrolite glass. Lots of history on Vitrolite Glass if you do a search. 

Some of the actual names for marble companies and the marbles have reasons.  

My daughter now lives in Vienna WV near where the original Vitrolite Glass and Vitro Agate factories were located. 

 

Vitrolite

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Vitrolite glass army tank bullet proof view window. Many many layers of Vitrolite clear glass sandwiched together in a brass housing. 

DSC05408.JPG.9162da98b31f11db36717565420ca70b.JPGDSC05406.JPG.b131af6dcfecad6a89c304f259d40cf7.JPG 

 

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7 hours ago, wvrons said:

Many machine made marble companies made industrial marbles. Many made as many industrial marbles as play marbles. The industrial marbles always kept Jabo and Marble King in business the last many years. There were and are thousands of uses for industrial marbles. Even to roll caskets on. Fracture natural gas wells, industrial valves, fiberglass and a long  long list. The most important thing with industrial marbles is usually the size needs to be accurate. Most are clear or thin transparent blue or green colored marbles.  Thus the often seen transparent green 7/8 marbles with all the deep roll marks, fiberglass marbles.. The roll marks makes no difference because they would be melted into stands of fiberglass. Made into marbles was just a good way to store the glass until it was needed to make fiberglass. Some of the large fiberglass companies had their own marble machines. Johns Manville fiberglass factory in Vienna WV had their own marble machines. 

Nice history...my sister Nila Slaughter lived in Vienna with her family for years before retiring too Texas.

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7 hours ago, Tommy said:

Thank you Ron...I learned something again today.....I'm so glad you share the history I think it makes the collecting more interesting and important..

 

Hah !! looks like more  :lol-016::evil-grin-smileys-111: ....:Panic:....:deadhorse:....:confused-smileys-327: ....&....repeat....threepeat....etc.......................

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7 minutes ago, Tommy said:

And so it begins again back to the vitro boxes.   :evil-grin-smileys-111:

Not to worry, everyone is doing the same thing, they just won't admit it !!   Hyaah :evil-grin-smileys-111:   Wait are those vitro, or Akro ? :lol-016::evil-grin-smileys-111:...............................................:evil-grin-smileys-111:..........................................................:evil-grin-smileys-111: ............................................................................endless

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