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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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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 9 Deep Blood red Opaque Marble 64 66
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 9 Deep LAVENDER Opaque Marble 64 66
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BIG MF CHRISTENSEN OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE w 9 WRAPPED TAIL 25 32+ 801
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MF Christensen 17mm Marble Shooter Rare Oxblood Turkey Head Swirl Brick 685
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Cedarman7 Gorgeous Vintage 21 32 Wet Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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LARGE 86 22mm Grape Purple MF Christensen 9 Slag Marble NM+ Mint Wet
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M F Christensen clear white slag marbles some with 9 visable 6 marbles
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5748m Vintage MF Christensen Slag Marble 101 Inches Several Fractures
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8232m Bigger 73 Inches Vintage MF Christensen Brick Marble
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3 Killer MF Christensen Slag Oxblood Marbles 1920s vintage nice condition
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M F Christensen butterscotch slag shooter 100+ great 9 big dog
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ONE BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN MFC WHITE SLAG MARBLE 11 16 0723C
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RARE GIANT MF CHRISTENSEN AMBER SLAG MARBLE 1 7 8+ 1894 Great Pattern
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RARE Marble M F Christensen 9 slag Hand Gathered yellow Amber honey 0716
$6.50
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Vintage Marble MF Christensen Green Slag Size is slighly over 3 4 inch
$15.00
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8245m Vintage MF Christensen Number 9 Brick Marble 68 Inches
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HTF Opaque Lavender Marble MF Christensen Sons 565 Shows Well
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Vintage Marble lot 11 MF Christensen Slag Approx 9 16 inches
$15.00
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MF CHRISTENSEN BRICK MARBLE 23 32
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Antique Marbles MF Christensen Amber Slag Large Size OVER 3 4 inch at 077
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Antique MF Christensen Hand Gathered Nine Tail Red National Onyx Marble
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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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