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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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Nice MF Christensen And Son 9 Slag Marble Large 7 8 NM Cobalt Blue
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Antique MFC SLAG MARBLE Huge 1 3 64 MF CHRISTENSEN Rare DEEP ROYAL BLUE
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6471m Contemporary Remake of a MF Christensen Brick Marble 63 Inches Mint
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Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble 11 16 Beautiful
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MFCHRISTENSEN SON GREEN SLAG MARBLESIZE68 INCH
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Antique Marble MF Christensen Simple Beautiful Red White Goddess Jade Marble
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MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 5 8 BLUE GOLD BROWN CORKSCREW 9
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BIG MF CHRISTENSEN OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE w 9 WRAPPED TAIL 25 32+ 801
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Vintage Marble MF Christensenoxblood Slag 5 8 Green Brick Rare
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Vintage Marble MF Christensenoxblood Slag 5 8 Green Brick Rare
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MF Christensen Agate Monster SHOOTER hand gathered 9 w tail
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Gorgeous MF Christensen Red Orange Brown White Slag Marble Beautiful
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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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