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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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Antique MF Christensen Clear Slag 21 32
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Extremely Rare MF Christensen 9 and Tail Solid Opaque Marble Wet Mint 62 9
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MF Christensen Son Co Green White Slag Marble 5 8 Mint +
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Vintage Marble 21 32 MFC Christensen Brick 9 with Tail
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m f christensen Aqua Slag Marble 700 Mint
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5 8 MF Christensen Swirl Marble With 9 Tall In Beautiful Mint Condition
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Vintage M F Christensen Son Magnificent Marble With Cut Off Line cr 1910
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MF Christensen Son Vintage Marble cr1910 5 8 Transitional played MF101
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7 MINT ANTIQUE LARGE CHRISTENSEN AGATE AKRO MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLES
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Akro MF Christensen Red Yellow White Slag WM 94 Size 11 16
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ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLES 12 sizes 5 8 13 16
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MF Christensen Son Co Amber White Slag Marble 5 8 Mint
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M F CHRISTENSEN SON PURPLE SLAG TRANSITIONAL ANTIQUE MARBLE 5 8 A38
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ANTIQUE AKRO AGATE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLES 12 sizes 5 8 13 16
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Vintage 45 64 Slag Marble MF Christensen Number 9 Amber Clean Collectible Mib
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7 8 in M F Christensen Blue Slag Mint With 9 Tall
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Marbles Rare Nr Mint Stunning MF Christensen 7 8 Transparent Cherry Red Slag
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4 ANTIUQE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG MARBLES
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MF Christensen Son Co Cobalt Blue White Slag Marble 5 8 +
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MT 01 Transitional M F Christensen Other Marble Pontil
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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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