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HANDMADE GLASS MARBLES

18BC27 - Federal Reserve


18QU124 - Queenstown Courthouse

Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (at the center of the overall marble photo and the small central scar in the detail shot to the right) - click on image to see larger view of both.Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (at the center of the overall marble photo and the small central scar in the detail shot to the right) - click on image to see larger view of both. 18QU124 - Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (along the marble edges at the left and right center on this photograph) - click on image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (along the marble edges at the left and right center on this photograph) - click on image to see larger view.

Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl.
Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and
Carskadden 1998:127-129).

Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (at the
center of the overall marble photo and the small central scar in
the detail shot to the right).

Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl.
Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and
Carskadden 1998:127-129).

Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (along
the marble edges at the left and right center on this photograph).

SULPHIDE GLASS MARBLES


             18BC80 - Privy 19A01


18BC80 - Front and side views of sulphide marble with an owl figurine. There is much damage to the surface of this marble, suggesting it was well-used - click on image to see larger view.   18BC80 - Front and side views of sulphide marble with an owl figurine. There is much damage to the surface of this marble, suggesting it was well-used - click on image to see larger view.           Photo of similar sulphide marble with an owl figurine from a private collection shown to the right of the18BC80 sulphite marble - click on image to see larger view.    
Front and side views of sulphide marble with an owl figurine.  There is much damage to the surface of this marble, suggesting
it was well-used.  Photo of similar sulphide marble with an owl figurine from a private collection shown to the right.

Private Collection
More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view.
More examples of Sulphide Marbles.

CODD BOTTLE STOPPERS

Private Collection
Group of Codd marbles - water worn from a private collection - click on image to see larger view.
Codd marbles alongside more conventional bottle stoppers - water worn, found at http://devonseaglass.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/codd-bottles/ - click image to see larger view. Codd marble from a private collection - click on image to see larger view.
Group of Codd marbles - water worn. Codd marbles alongside more conventional
bottle stoppers - water worn,  found at http://devonseaglass.wordpress.com
/2011/02/18/codd-bottles/.
Codd marble.

MACHINE MADE GLASS MARBLES


18BC27 - Federal Reserve

18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types grouped (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view.18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view.18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marbles, various types grouped (primarily patched and cat eye) -
all shown separately to the right and below.

18BC27 - Federal Reserve


18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above.

18BC27 - Federal Reserve


18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above.


18BC32 - H & S Bakery


18BC80 - Privy 19A01


18BC32 - Machine made glass marble Akro Spiral variety  as depicted in Randall and Webb (1988:47), Dates from the 1920s to the 1940s - click image to see larger view.

18BC80 - Machine made glass marble Double Patch marble, late 1920s-mid-1950s (Randall and Webb 1988:43) - Two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marble Akro Spiral variety as
depicted in Randall and Webb (1988:47).
Dates from the 1920s to the 1940s.


Machine made glass marble - Double Patch marble.
Late 1920s-mid-1950s (Randall and Webb 1988:43).
Two patches of different colors, generally
on an opaque white body.
18QU124 - Queenstown Courthouse
18QU124 - Machine made glass marble Patched marble.  Late 1920s-mid-1950s (Randall and Webb 1988:43). Two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble Akro Spiral variety  as depicted in Randall and Webb (1988:47). Dates from the 1920s to the 1940s - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble, single color blue opaque.  These marbles occasionally have minor swirling patterns due to incomplete mixing of the glass.  Introduced in early 1920s and continuing production to present (Randall and Webb 1988:34-35) - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble, single color yellow opaque.  These marbles occasionally have minor swirling patterns due to incomplete mixing of the glass.  Introduced in early 1920s and continuing production to present (Randall and Webb 1988:34-35) - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marble
- Patched marble.  Late
1920s- mid-1950s (Randall
and Webb 1988:43). Two
patches of different colors,
generally on an opaque
white body.


Machine made glass marble
- Akro Spiral variety as
depicted in Randall and
Webb 1988:47). Dates
from the 1920s to the 1940s.




Machine made glass marble - Single color opaque.
These marbles occasionally have minor swirling
patterns due to incomplete mixing of the glass.
Introduced in early 1920s and continuing production
to present (Randall and Webb 1988:34-35).



----------------------- Private Collection -----------------------
Machine made marbles. Cat eye glass marbles. These marbles have internal strands or ribbons of colors. Cat eye marbles were introduced around 1951 (Randall and Webb 1988:45). Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view. Machine made marbles. Cat eye glass marbles. These marbles have internal strands or ribbons of colors. Cat eye marbles were introduced around 1951 (Randall and Webb 1988:45). Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view. Private collection - Machine made glass marbles.  Patched marble.  Late 1920s-mid-1950s, two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body (Randall and Webb 1988:43) - click image to see larger view. Private collection - Machine made glass marbles.  Patched marble.  Late 1920s-mid-1950s, two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body (Randall and Webb 1988:43) - click image to see larger view. Private collection - Machine made glass marble. Dappled or mottled surface glass marbles began production around 1983 (Randall and Webb 1988:41), Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view.
Machine made marbles. Cat eye glass
marbles. These marbles have internal strands
or ribbons of colors. Cat eye marbles were
introduced around 1951 (Randall and
Webb 1988:45). Donated to MAC Lab
from private collection.


Machine made glass marbles. Patched
marble
.  Late 1920s-mid-1950s Two patches
of different colors, generally on an opaque
white body (Randall and Webb 1988:43).
Donated to MAC Lab from private collection.
Machine made glass marble. Dappled or
mottled
surface glass marbles began
production around 1983 (Randall and Webb
1988:41). Donated to MAC Lab from
private collection.
Private collection - Machine made glass marble. Spotted or dotted surface glass marbles began production around 1983 (Randall and Webb 1988:41), Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view.   Private collection - Machine made glass marbles.Clear or transparent marbles were produced from the 1920s to the present (Randall and Webb 1988:35).  Single color marbles that are transparent, with occasional minor swirling in  glass from incomplete mixing. Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view. Private collection - Machine made glass marbles.Clear or transparent marbles were produced from the 1920s to the present (Randall and Webb 1988:35).  Single color marbles that are transparent, with occasional minor swirling in  glass from incomplete mixing. Donated to MAC Lab from private collection - click image to see larger view.
Machine made glass marble. Spotted or
dotted
surface glass marbles started
production around 1983 (Randall and
Webb  1988:41). Donated to MAC Lab
from private collection.
  Machine made glass marbles. Clear or
transparent
marbles were produced from
the 1920s to the present (Randall and Webb
1988:35). Single color marbles that are
transparent, with occasional minor swirling
in glass from incomplete mixing. Donated to
MAC Lab from private collection.

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Updated:  12/31/12

 

18BC27 - Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (at the center of the overall marble photo and the small central scar in the detail shot to the right) - click on image to see larger view of both. 18BC27 - Handmade glass marble in a variety known as solid core swirl. Dates from the 1850s through at least the 1890s (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:127-129). Cut-off marks visible at either “pole” of the marble (at the center of the overall marble photo and the small central scar in the detail shot to the right) - click on image to see larger view of both. 18BC80 - Front and side views of sulphide marble with an owl figurine. There is much damage to the surface of this marble, suggesting it was well-used - click on image to see larger view. 18BC80 - Front and side views of sulphide marble with an owl figurine. There is much damage to the surface of this marble, suggesting it was well-used - click on image to see larger view. Photo of similar sulphide marble with an owl figurine from a private collection shown to the right of the18BC80 sulphite marble - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. More examples of Sulphide Marbles - from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. Group of Codd marbles - water worn from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. Codd marbles alongside more conventional bottle stoppers - water worn, found at http://devonseaglass.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/codd-bottles/ - click image to see larger view. Codd marble from a private collection - click on image to see larger view. 18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types grouped (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 - Machine made glass marbles, various types (primarily patched and cat eye) - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC27 -Machine made glass marbles, various types - from group shot above -  - click image to see larger view. 18BC32 - Machine made glass marble Akro Spiral variety  as depicted in Randall and Webb (1988:47), Dates from the 1920s to the 1940s - click image to see larger view. 18BC80 - Machine made glass marble Double Patch marble, late 1920s-mid-1950s (Randall and Webb 1988:43) - Two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble Patched marble.  Late 1920s-mid-1950s (Randall and Webb 1988:43). Two patches of different colors, generally on an opaque white body - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble Akro Spiral variety  as depicted in Randall and Webb (1988:47). Dates from the 1920s to the 1940s - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble, single color blue opaque.  These marbles occasionally have minor swirling patterns due to incomplete mixing of the glass.  Introduced in early 1920s and continuing production to present (Randall and Webb 1988:34-35) - click image to see larger view. 18QU124 - Machine made glass marble, single color yellow opaque.  These marbles occasionally have minor swirling patterns due to incomplete mixing of the glass.  Introduced in early 1920s and continuing production to present (Randall and Webb 1988:34-35) - click image to see larger view.