How Marbles are Made

Marble making has a colorful history that melts together characteristics of creativity, manufacturing, craftsmanship and business. Marble making requires many of the same technical skills used in other industries. Craftsmen learned to blend the various glass and mineral elements. Entrepreneurs invented the tools to create marbles more consistently and in greater volumes. Marbles are still mass produced, but not in the high volumes of the 1950's. People who love marbles have more choices now about which kinds of marbles to buy. There are mass produced marbles and unique marbles made by hand. The entrepreneurial spirit that built the first marble companies is still alive today, as you will see in the accompaning videos on this page.

Moon Marble Company

Peltier Glass Gompany– Sellers and Joseph Peltier learned glassmaking from their French immigrant father, Victor, who specialized in stained glass. In the early 1920's, Peltier Glass Company began to make a line of marbles producing brightly colored slags, swirls, corkscrews, and agates. It became one of the leading marble manufacturers from the 1920s to the 1940s. In addition to its regular line of marbles, Peltier produced picture marbles, a popular series of twelve marbles that each had a decal of a contemporary comic-strip characters such as betty boop and any gump. The Peltier Glass Company has recently closed, and their marbles are prized by collectors.

Mass produced marbles– This manufaturing plant in China can make millions of simple glass marbles very cheaply. Although the process is similar, the finished marble is nothing like the amazing marbles that were produced on a smaller scale in the 1920's through the 1950's.

Saving Mr. Marbles– Tinka - It’s the unique Marbles Factory in Latin America and the other one its in Mexico and In both palces the secrets of these passion are well kept. One of the founders and protector of this secret is Victor Hugo Chiarlo "Tito" who along with Dominic Vrech by 1953 begins to give shape to the dream. During those times they could made 1200 marbles a day and in 1956 Vrech draw away and Ricardo Reinero enter to the society. Until this day the heirs continue with this company in San Jorge, Santa Fe province in Argentina.

 

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