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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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M F CHRISTENSEN SON HAND GATHERED TURQUOISE 9 MARBLE 19 32 NM
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5 8 MF Christensen Sons Marble Peach Swirl 9 Inside 9 Or Open Eye
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Vintage Peltier M F Christensen Cobalt Blue Base Transitional Swirl Marble
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Antique MF Christensen Clear Slag 21 32 Goddess Jade Marbles
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11 16 MF Christensen Amber Slag Marble In Mint condition With 9
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m f christensen Handgathered Amber Slag Marble W 9 685 Nm
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11 16 M F CHRISTENSEN SON BRIGHT GREEN SLAG VINTAGE MARBLE WET MINT 98
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Marbles Rare Nr Mint Stunning MF Christensen 3 4 Transparent Deep Purple Slag
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15 16 MF Christensen Sons Oxblood Slag In Mint Condition
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Vintage Peltier M F Christensen Deep Blue Base Onyx Kokomo Swirl Ribbon Marble
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M F Christensen Marble 9 and Tail Slag Marbles Brown Shooter 3 4 NrMINT+
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MF Christensen Son Co Amber White Slag Marble 5 8 Mint
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7 8 in M F Christensen Blue Slag Mint With 9 Tall
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MF Christensen Son Co Amber White Slag Marble 5 8 Wet Mint
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MF Christensen OXBLOOD BRICK Wet Mint
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Superb MF Christensen 2 Color Swirl Marble Vintage Super Colors
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m f christensen Handgathered Green Slag Marble W 9 610 Mint
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MF Christensen Sons CAC Marble Peach Hand Gathered Swirl 9 19 32 Or 61
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M F Christensen Marble Opaque Early Rare Robins Egg Single Color 685 Slag 5 8
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MF Christensen CAC Transitional Marble Pin Point Pontil 5 8 Or 63 Look
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MF Christensen American Swirl Hand gathered Marble 710
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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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