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MF Christensen

MF Christensen Marbles

The M.F. Christensen & Son Company operated in Akron, Ohio, from 1904 until 1917. Martin Christensen patented the first marble-making machine. Many M.F. Christensen marbles are transitional, because the glass was gathered by a punty and dripped by hand over the rotating machine. The machinery rounded the marble. M.F. Christensen machines did not have the automatic feed systems. The molten glass had to be hand-fed off a punty into the machinery. Later M.F. Christensen marbles do not have pontils. (Read more below listings)
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5 M F Christensen Marbles Opaque Rare Single Color Slag 5 8 Antique Vintage
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Akro M F Christensen And Peltier Played With Slag Marbles 10 Lot 7 Near Mint
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Large MF Christensen Agate Green Oxblood 34mmn 1 17 32
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Rare VHTF Leighton MF Christensen Oxblood Slag 9 tail Very Early 1905 1930s
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MF CHRISTENSEN OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 830 DIA
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Vintage Mf Christensen Slag Orange 5 8
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VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN CAC FLAME SWIRL 0845 PLUS SHOOTER MARBLE PLAYED
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Marbles 90 MF Christensen Slag Vintage Marble
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MARBLES MF Christensen Purple Slag 11 16 Mint
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11 Vintage M F CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLES 9 OrangeBluePeachGreenRedYellow
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MF Christensen Son Red White Slag With 9 5 8 Mint Minus
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Vintage Marbles lot 18 MF Christensen Slags Sizes 5 8 To 11 16 Inches
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Company Red White Slag Marble 5 8 Mint
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Antique Marbles Lot of 13 MF Christensen CAC Akro and Peltier Slag Marbles
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2 Antique MF Christensen Slag marbles 11 16
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Antique Vintage Slag Marbles M F Christensen Amber 5 8 Lot of 7
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Cedarman7 Lovely Vintage 21 32 Wet Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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MF CHRISTENSEN AMBER SLAG MARBLE 7 8 FAT 9
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M F Christensen Son Purple Hand Gathered 9 Slag Marble LK
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MF Christensen American Cornelian Hand Gathered Marble Nine Tail MINT 3 4
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Antique MF Christensen Clear Slag 21 32 Goddess Jade Marbles
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This is probably due to refinements in the glass temperature and timing, rather than improvements in the machinery. It is not known if the company ever developed automatic feed or shearing mechanisms.

M.F. Christensen marbles are strictly single-stream marbles. They are either single-color opaque or two-color slag or swirl. This is because the glass for a particular batch was all mixed in one furnace pot and not the separate streams used by later manufactures. Interestingly, there do not appear to be any M.F. Christensen & Son Company marbles the exhibit a distinctive set of three colors. The company seems to have confined itself to marbles of only one or two colors.

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