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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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ONE NICE VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN MFC NINE TAIL SLAG MARBLE 21 32 1007C
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Vintage M F Christensen Akro Purple Slag Marbles 14 Marbles
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15 16 93 MINT Hand Gathered MF Christensen Green 9 Slag Marble
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Mint MFChristensen Double Ingot BLUE SLAG Shooter Marble 3 4
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Antique Marble MF Christensen 1903 1917 Green 9 Slag Goddess Jade Marbles
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MF Christensen Honey Amber Slag Marble
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Wonderful Large MF Christensen Dark Green White Slag Marble
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43 64 Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble with 9 Tail Mint Minus Condition
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RARE BIG VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SON OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 27 32 834
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Mint MFChristensen AMBER SLAG Shooter Marble 3 4
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Cedarman7 Awesome Vintage 5 8 Wet Mint MF Christensen Marble
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Antique American Cornelian MF Christensen 21 32 Goddess Jade Marbles
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Gorgeous Vintage 7 8 M F Christensen Slag Shooter Marble
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39 64 Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble with Great 9 Tail
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Vintage Antique MFChristensen Iridescent Marble
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6668m Vintage MF Christensen Brick Marble 66 Inches
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MF Christensen Hand Gathered blue Slag Size 77 inch
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Vintage Marbles M F Christensen Son Oxblood Brick Marble 067
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MF Christensen Clear Base+OrangeBlue AdvWhite Brush Patch+9Tail Pontil 11 16
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5675m Large 77 Inches Vintage Brick Marble MF Christensen Rough
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5748m Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble 101 Inches Several Fractures
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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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