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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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Vintage MF Christensen Son Aqua Blue Slag Marble Nice Swirl Pattern 3 4 Mint
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Vintage MF Christensen MFC Purple Nine and Tail Purple Slag Marble 3 4 Mint
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RARE Handmade MFChristensen 9 Marble Rare in Size WOW
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MF Christensen Turkey Head w Cut line
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Rare MF Christensen Transitional Slag Marble Mint Size 979 inch WOW
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Amazing Rare MF Christensen Transitional Slag Marble Mint WOW almost inch
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LOT of 283 SLAG MARBLES 9 16 1 2 5 8 AKRO AGATE MF CHRISTENSEN CAC PELTIER
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Akro Agate Christensen M F Christensen Slag Marbles
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RARE BIG VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SON OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE 27 32 834
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS LAVENDER Opaque Marble 11 16
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Aqua Blue Slag with Urainium 5 8
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MFChristensen BLUE SLAG Marble 5 8 9 Tail nice
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Amber Slag with 9 Mint 3 4 nice Tail
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M F Christensen Red Slag 9 Pattern 13 16
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Aqua Blue Slag with 9 Good 5 8
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Blue Slag with 9 Good 11 16
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Vintage BRICK Marble CARAMEL MF Christensen original marble
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6954m Vintage MF Christensen Brick Marble 67 Inches Near Mint
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MF Christensen Brick Orange Base+Tan Red Oxblood +Folded Pontil 13 16
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MF Christensen Cherry Red White National Onyx Shooter Marble Beautiful
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MF Christensen Red Brick Shooter 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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