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Tiny Marble Nomenclature


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Hi Everyone--I've been away from the marble boards for ages, but as soon at I took a peek, I had questions :rolleyes: !

I make very tiny marbles, as many of you know. I saw Bo's post about "mirco" marbles--that's a new term to me, and what size is it? I wonder if I should consider some name changes for my marbles.

Here are my sizes and my names for them:

less than 1/16" = Super Mini Marble

1/16" to 1/8" = Mini Marble

1/8" to 3/16" = Ultra Peewee

3/16" to 7/32" = Peewee (this is new and not available to the general public)

I shied away from the word "micro" for my larger marbles because it implies a size smaller than "mini", and my Minis are so called because most of my customers for them are miniaturists and key in on the term "mini". What terms are out in the collecting community for tiny marbles?


Jane Walker

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I jane :D

I just use "micro" because its what we have always called the ones originally made by Daniel Ambrose years ago.

Mr. Hooper also uses micro from time to time.

Sorry if I stepped on your toes with your naming nomenclature.

I never intended to.

Actually, never even thought about it being an issue.

Daniel Ambrose and Mr. Hooper have somewhat of a constant size with their marbles.

Mine are a constant change and I may make 100 marbles just to get 10 the exact same size.



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