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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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BIG MF CHRISTENSEN OXBLOOD BRICK MARBLE w 9 WRAPPED TAIL 25 32+ 801
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Vintage MF Christensen Three Color Oxblood Marble
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MF Christensen 17mm Marble Shooter Rare Oxblood Turkey Head Swirl Brick 685
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MF Christensen Son National Onyx Marble 11 16 Hand Gathered 9 Tail Slag
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4 MINT MFCHRISTENSEN SLAG Marbles 9 Tail Patterns Outstanding
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Vintage MF Christensen Son Company Red White Slag Marble 5 8 Mint
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VINTAGE MF CHRISTENSEN SLAG NATIONAL ONYX AMBER MARBLE 11 16 NEAR MINT 021
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Brown swirl Marble Vintage Slag Glass MF Christensen Hand gathered 7 8
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VERY RARE Vintage MF CHRISTENSEN SONS YELLOW Opaque Marble approx15 16s
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VERY RARE Vintage MF CHRISTENSEN SONS green opaque marble Mint Green
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ANTIQUE M F CHRISTENSEN AND SON COMPANY DARK BROWN SLAG 11 16 MINT 273
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MF Christensen Son Green Yellow Swirl 5 8 Mint +
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M F Christensen Hand Gathered 9 Purple Slag Marble
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VERY RARE Vintage MF CHRISTENSEN SONS YELLOW Opaque Marble 61
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SUPER RARE MF CHRISTENSEN SONS 9 Deep Blood red Opaque Marble
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LARGE 86 22mm Grape Purple MF Christensen 9 Slag Marble NM+ Mint Wet
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Very Rare MF Christensen CAC Agate Layered Sand Awesome mib gorgeous RARE NR
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MF Christensen Magnificent Color Pattern
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RARE GIANT MF CHRISTENSEN AMBER SLAG MARBLE 1 7 8+ 1894 Great Pattern
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Vintage 23 32 MF Christensen Honey Onyx Amber Slag Marble with 9 and 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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