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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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MF Christensen Son Brick Marble 21 32 NM
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MF Christensen Son Red Slag Marble 17 32 Nm
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MF CHRISTENSEN AGATE CAC RARE WHITE SLAG SWIRL MARBLE
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Antique Marble MF Christensen Akro Peltier Slags 11
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Antique Old Marbles MF Christensen CAC Green Turkey Swirl MINT 19 32 1
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MF Christensen Son Cobalt Blue White Slag With 9 5 8 Mint Minus
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3 4 MFC Brick Marble MF Christensen
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MF CHRISTENSEN AMBER SLAG MARBLE 7 8 FAT 9
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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 19 32 Near Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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11 16 M F CHRISTENSEN SON BRIGHT GREEN SLAG VINTAGE MARBLE WET MINT 98
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Vintage MF Christensen Transitional Brick Marble Great Condition
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MF Christensen Marble Amber Slag 9 and Tail 3 4 MINT
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MF Christensen Marble Green Slag 9 and Tail 11 16 MINT
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MF Christensen Marble Red Slag 9 and Tail 5 8 MINT
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MF Christensen Son Amber Slag Traditional 9 Tail NM 680
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M F Christensen Son Hand Gathered 9 Blue Slag Marble LK
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MF Christensen Son Aqua Slag Cyclone Cobra Marble 5 8
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M F Christensen Transitional Swirl Marble 665 Root beer Slag
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Slag type made by the MF Christensen Son Company W A number 9
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Slag type made by the MF Christensen Son Company W A number 9
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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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