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The Marble might have originated in the Harappan civilization in Pakistan near the river Indus. Various marbles of stone were found on excavation near Mohenjo-daro. Marbles are also often mentioned in Roman literature, and there are many examples of marbles from ancient Egypt.
Clay balls have been found in the tombs of ancient Egypt, and they have also been found in Native American burial grounds and ancient Aztec pyramids.
Ceramic marbles entered inexpensive mass production in the 1870s.
A German glassblower invented marble scissors in 1846, a device for making marbles. The first mass-produced toy marbles (clay) made in the U.S. were made in Akron, Ohio, by S. C. Dyke, in the early 1890s.
In 1903, Martin Frederick Christensen—also of Akron, Ohio—made the first machine-made glass marbles on his patented machine.

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  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Nice work!

  • Thanks Lynn

    – Yampimon

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowover 1 year ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Randy

    – Yampimon

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Awesome!! Just happen to be listening to the Album Marbles by Marillion!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, I took this a while back in a marble factory, an amazing place

    – Yampimon

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 1 year ago

    Outstanding image… great colors and reflections.. nice one mate..

  • Thank you very much Bill

    – Yampimon

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