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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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Polished M F Christensen Brick Marble 23 32nds NM+ 082618 41 DI8
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3 MF Christensen Slag Marbles Gold Green Slags Vintage Marble Collecting
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 9 Deep Blood red Opaque Marble
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5 M F Christensen Marble Opaque Rare Single Color Slag 5 8 Antique Vintage
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Vintage 23 32 MF Christensen Honey Onyx Amber Slag Marble with 9 and Tail
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Cedarman7 Gorgeous Vintage 21 32 Near Mint MF Christensen Slag Marble
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MF Christensen RED ROSE MINT
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RARE BIG VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SON OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 27 32 834
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MF Christensen Red Slag Marble
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MF Christensen Single Gather Transitional Slag Marble Marble Nice
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MF Christensen Green Onyx Slag Marble
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Vintage Marbles Lot 13 Slag Marbles MFC Christensen Akro Peltier Marbles
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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 19 32 Near Mint MFChristensen Slag Marble
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M F Christensen Marble Hand Gathered 9 Purple Slag Marble
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MF CHRISTENSEN OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 830 DIA
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M f christensen and son Co Opaque lavender rare marble 052inch
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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 19 32 Near Mint + MF Christensen Slag Marble
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Cedarman7 Beautiful Vintage 21 32 Wet Mint MFChristensen Slag Marble
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MF Christensen National Onyx Marble 5 8 Hand Gathered Nine Tail
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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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