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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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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 23 32 Wet Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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MFCHRISTENSEN SON GREEN SLAG MARBLESIZE68 INCH
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M F Christensen Transitional Early Coral Rare Slag Hand Rolled Peach Slag Marble
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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 21 32 Wet Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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43 64 Early MF Christensen Transitional Marble
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Seven MF Christensen Machine Made Two Color Swirl Marbles 59 65
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Great MF Christensen And Son Slag 9 Marble Mint Cond Large 7 8
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Vintage M F Christensen Marble 9 Design
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Vintage M F Christensen Marble 9 Design
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MF Christensen Peltier AKRO Marbles 9 Tales Brick Dragon Raised Pontil Swirl
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6937m Vintage MF Christensen Brick Marble 66 Inches
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6952m Vintage Akro Agate or MF Christensen Brick Marble 72 Inches Polished
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MF CHRISTENSEN ELECTRIC YELLOW SLAG MARBLE THE REAL THING
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2 MF CHRISTENSEN Son Brick Marbles 9 16 5 8 Both are Polished
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LARGE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG SWIRL MARBLE NEAR MINT 1207 1 7 32 M907
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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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