American Machine-Made Marbles

American Machine-Made Marbles

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by Dean Six
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764324642
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,245,843
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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This book far exeeded my expectations. It is not simply a catalogue for collectors, although it would be an excellent resource for that, better than I've seen so far in any other book on the subject. It is also and primarily a well-researched cultural and material culture study. Historical archaeologists would find this an interesting and valuable study as well as an excellent guide to the marbles found on sites or for collectors. Their work was fantastic in that they included the human stories and a thorough history of the various companies. I was pleasantly surprised to find that such a seemingly mundane subject was packed with such fascinating stories, including some intrigue that kept me captivated. I commend the authors for a well done and complete treatment of the topic. I would recommend this book to anyone as the best source on the subject.