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American Machine-made Marbles

American Machine-made Marbles

Dean Six, , Susie Metzler, and Michael Johnson

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The sprawling scope of machine-made marble production in the twentieth century is illustrated in over 590 eye-catching color images that comprise the most extensive collection of marble packaging ever assembled. Historical photos from a variety of factories are also provided. Products and packages for Akro Agate, Christiansen Agate, Davis Marble, Heaton Agate, Kokomo Opalescent, Libbey-Owens-Ford, Marble King, Peltier, Ravenswood, and Vitro are included, among others. The fascinating text, providing a history of the marble companies and their wares, was nearly 40 years in the making, involving interviews with over 100 individuals and insuring the accuracy of the listings. A bibliography and index are included, along with values in the captions. Marble collectors and glass lovers alike will be thrilled with this detailed reference work.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 594 color & 55 b/w photos | Price Guide | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764324642 | Binding: soft cover

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Dean Six is a glass historian, avid collector, and author of several books on glass and china. He lives in Cairo, West Virginia, and is a dedicated supporter of the West Virginia Museum of Glass. Susie Metzler is a book seller living in San Luis Obispo, California. Michael Duane Johnson is a California school teacher with a passion for saving vanishing history, including the history and products of the toy marble industry.