sissydear Posted October 2, 2008 Report Share Posted October 2, 2008 On September 19, 2008 a new private run of Jabo's took place. People involved were all in agreement to let Dave McCullough make all the decisions and make the marbles he wanted to make. Everything Dave asked for was purchased, including aventurine. Those responsible for the marbles were: David McCullough, Vice President of Jabo and glass genius His crew working that day included: Richard McKnight Ron Ewers Russ Meaux Johnny Carr Dale Simmons The investors are: Steve Sturtz and Elizabeth Farrar Cathy Runyan Svacina and Larry Svacina Windy Turpin Edna and Weldon Eaton Marlow Peterson and Denis Andelin Ron Shapard and Bill McCaleb David Chamberlain Brett Chamberlain Lee Linne Jack Labbe Jim Storsberg Michael Johnson Patry Denton The first marbles rolled out at 11:15 AM and the last rolled out at 11:30 PM. I will post pics later in the report. The group of investors while large were great to work with. Everybody watched David and his crew and did what they could. At dinner time, cooking took place just outside the area where the marble machine was operating. We had invited guests from the West Virginia Marble Collectors Club to come and watch. I remember Howard Powell, Steve and Eleanor Pletcher, and Bob Byard were there for a while. More came to breakfast the next day to view the marbles. Julia and Howard Powell, Frank and Ruby Sellers, and several others came. I'm sure other people there will remember more names. I did not take a lot of pics. We had a professional photographer taking many pics (Denis Andelin) and Joe Street doing a video of the whole process. Here are the few I took. Dave McCullough and Richard McKnight The 3/4 inch marble machine Marlow Peterson, Lee Linne, Russ Meaux Bill McCaleb and Russ Meaux Russ Meaux and Dave McCullough Richard McKnight Steve Pletcher and Elizabeth Farrar Eleanor and Steve Pletcher, Elizabeth Farrar Dave McCullough and Steve Sturtz Boyce Lundstrom and Dave McCullough Weldon Eaton and Boyce Lundstrom Dale Simmons During the time in Reno and Sistersville, I had the opportunity to see and collect Joker I, Joker II, Madyia, Peltier Mansion, and the Tributes. It is my opinion that Joker I's are by far the prettiest marbles. They are all different and easily recognizable. Following are some pics of boxes of each except for Joker II's. I haven't completed a pic of them yet, but will post them later. Joker I Madyia's, First row has 5 of the marbles with lutz Second box of Madyia's Peltier Mansions by Boyce Lundstrom Boyce has some very nice effects with color and pattern. The second row of marbles from the top are white based with green aventurine and purple ribbons and Boyce calls them Purple Betties. Another of his marbles has pink ribbons. He got the pink color by using gold in his glass. Tributes to Dave McCullough and JABO More Tributes. We did not make any white based marbles. Close up pics of some named marbles will follow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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