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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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RARE BIG VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SON OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 27 32 834
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS LAVENDER Opaque Marble 11 16
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Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble 9 w tail 64 inch NM
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Vintage MF Christensen Brick marble 9 16 Dia Nice Color Shape
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MF Christensen Duck Head Swirl Semi Translucent
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MF Christensen Yellow Amber Super 9 pattern beauty
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MF Christensen Root Beer Yellow WET MINT
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MF Christensen Son Cobalt Blue White Slag Marble with 9 11 16 Mint
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MF Christensen Son Company Brick 3 4 Collectible
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Vintage MF Christensen brick marble 3 4
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GORGEOUS MF Christensen 9 Light Caramel Slag Vintage Marble BEAUTIFUL Nine
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GORGEOUS MF Christensen 9 Cobalt Blue Slag Vintage Marble Beautiful Nine
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VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLE LARGE 1 BEAUTY MINT
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Cedarman7 Nice Vintage 3 4 Wet Mint MF Christensen Slag Shooter Marble
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MF CHRISTENSEN TRANSITIONAL OXBLOOD ON TRASPARENT BLUE CREASE PONTIL 64
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BEAUTIFUL MF Christensen 9 Caramel Slag Vintage Marble GORGEOUS
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Antique Marbles German Bennington MF Christensen Slags 1 1 4 inch
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MF Christensen Blue White National Onyx Shooter Marble Beautiful
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MF Christensen National Line Onyx Shooter Slag Large Near Mint
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MF Christensen 9 Green White National Onyx Marble Beautiful
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MF Christensen Amber Slag Marble 5 8 + Very Nice I Do Combine
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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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