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bne74honda
05-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Hey, I've been collecting bottles forever and occasionally find marbles but today I found a cache of over 200, buried alongside glass from the 30's. They're all hand blown and I was wondering if someone here could give me some idea of true age and value, if any. Here's a couple of pictures of just a few...

cowseatmaize
05-13-2014, 11:22 PM
They look more like industrial than game marbles. Maybe aerosol agitators?

akronmarbles
05-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Those are marbles used for the manufacture of fiberglass....

bne74honda
05-14-2014, 11:48 PM
I'm curious how they'd be used in fiberglass manufacturing...? I figured they had to be something industrial. Nonetheless, would I be right about age? Is there any kind of market for these? Thanks! Brian

cowseatmaize
05-15-2014, 03:19 AM
Good point, was there a plant nearby. Maybe a plant worker lived there and took some home.They would make the glass in one plant and roll it into marbles so somewhere else could remelt it for the final product.

Robby Raccoon
06-20-2014, 01:21 PM
Those are fascinating pieces!