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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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7 8 in M F Christensen Blue Slag Mint With 9 Tall
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Rare Large MF Christensen Red Orange Slag
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MF Christensen 3 4 Amber Butter Scotch 9 Pattern This Is One Sweet Example
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MF Christensen Son Co Amber White Slag Marble 11 16 Mint Minus
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MF Christensen American Cornelian Distinctive 9 Marble
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Vintage Marble MF Christensen Flame Yellow red Agate
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Blue Yellow Opaque S Swirl MF Christensen Shooter Marble UV Reactive
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8 Vintage Blue Marbles MF Christensen Handmade
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Limeaid Lime Green Brown 1 Opaque Shooter Marble MF Christensen
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11 16 MF Christensen Amber Slag Marble In NM Condition
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MF Christensen handgathered 9 Mint amber slag 21 32 melted pontil mark
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MF Christensen Son Blue White Slag with 9 Mint 11 16
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Beautiful MF Christensen Brick Marble 5 8
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Antique MF Christensen Clear Slag 21 32 Goddess Jade Marbles
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11 16 MF Christensen Amber Slag Marble In Mint condition With 9
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MF Christensen Opal CLEAR Moonie Glass SLAG hand gathered shooter marble
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M F Christensen Son Hand Gathered 9 Green Slag Marble LK
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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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