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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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Marbles Rare Nr Mint Stunning MF Christensen 3 4 Transparent Deep Purple Slag
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MF Christensen Son Co White Slag Marble 5 8 Wet Mint
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MF Christensen Son Co Amber White Slag Marble 5 8 Wet Mint
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MARBLES MF Christensen Green Slag 11 16 Mint
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Beautiful Rare MF Christensen sons Honey Slag National Onyx 1905 1917 Rare
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11 16 MF Christensen Amber Slag Marble In NM Condition
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MF Christensen Hand Gathered w NO WHITE WET MINT
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MF Christensen 5 8 nine and tail swirl hand gathered 96 cond Gaffers List
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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 American Swirl Hand gathered Marble 710
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Beautiful Large Amber 9 Vintage MF CHRISTENSEN MFC SLAG MARBLE 79 73
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Early MF Christensen White Slag Green Glass 9 Marble Gorgeous 59 175
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Polished MF Christensen and Sons Agate Striped Opaque Marble 68 70 430
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 9 Solid Orange Opaque Marble 62 66
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Vintage 23 32 Number 9 MF Christensen Green Glass Slag Marble Toy Collection
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Vintage 5 8 Number 9 MF Christensen Baby Blu eGlass Slag Marble Toy Collection
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50 Vintage Rare MF Christensen Agate Akro Peltier Glass Marbles Before WW2
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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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