Historically produced in the Iber-Oberstein area of Germany, the oldest of these highly collectable marbles have a diagnostic mark consisting of tiny facets covering the sphere, representing spots where the marble touched the grinding stone, showing it is a hand-made marble.
Those produced in later years might also be dyed to enhance the color and with the invention of modern lapidary equipment the marbles are free of facets.
Most often see in shades of greens, but also in black, rarely reds. A players term; Babying is shooting with little force, so as not to knock the ducks far or to cause your taw to fly far.Babying is not of much use in large rings, but is often resorted to in small ringers and in such games as .You can easily identify the clay marbles made by this company because they are almost perfectly spherical. Lightcap bought out their bosses, the Mishler Brothers, and took over the Limaville Marble Works in Limaville, Ohio. They were later also manufactured by other Akron, O.Most clay marbles made by other marble companies used S. Dykes patented technique and these are not perfectly spherical. Soon thereafter the marbleworks burnt to the ground; their near location to the railroad tracks likely allow a spark from a passing freight train to ignite the roof. ceramic marble works and also manufactured in Germany and imported to the United States after World War One.: noun. A glass marble company founded by James Harvey Leighton in Steubenville, O.At the proper moment the shooter is flicked towards its target by the middle finger of the right hand. A marble game; also the apparatus used in the game; same as Roley Boley and Bridgeboard; also the carved out tunnel-like holes, of various sizes, in the apparatus called a marble rake, or simply rake. A players term; describing a shooting style used in many marbles games played in Asia and elsewhere.
The player must plant their right thumb on the ground; a 25 mm (one inch) marble is then placed in front of the middle finger of the right hand; the thumb and forefinger of the left hand draw the marble back, bending the middle finger to its maximum point.
The companys founder and first Superintendent was Samuel C. They made almost all classes, types and styles of ceramic marbles, also hand-made glass marbles from cane and hand-made, hand-gathered glass marbles. Today the site is a city park, Lock 3 Park, and is the home of The American Toy Marble Museum.: noun. This gives the glass marble strength and keeps it from easily cracking, or breaking.entitles the player to any (whence the name) of a number of advantages; he may tee up the objective, remove an obstruction in the surface of the ground, fill in a depression, exercise roundance, etc., term used in Oklahoma. A players term describing a marble shooting style seen in North Africa, Middle East, India and now elsewhere in the world; described by Daniel C. They place their taw in the hollow between the middle and the forefinger of the left hand, the hand being flat on the ground with the fingers closed.
A trademarked name given to a specific type of hand-made glass marble, the first glass marbles made in the United States; manufactured using a patented technique invented by J. Beard in his work, The Outdoor Handy Book (1882) The Arabian Way of Shooting.. The forefinger of the right hand is then pressed firmly on the end joint of the middle finger, which pushes the middle finger suddenly aside, and the forefinger slips out with sufficient force to propel the shooter very accurately. A variant of this shooting style used in South America and elsewhere; the hands held perpendicular to the ground; the shooter held, as if teed up, between the middle and forefinger of the left hand, with the other fingers of the hand otherwise closed.
However, in 1882 it endorsed a local Democratic candidate for Congress (who won) earning the paper the title of a Mugwamp Press.
In 1883 Wellman was offered a lucrative job at a prestigious Chicago newspaper and turned his newspaper over to Samuel Dyke, his protg in the field of journalism.
Dyke upon his leaving as Superintendent of The American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company in 1892. When deposits of excellent quality sand for glass making was discovered just outside of Akron, in the early 1890s, this glass sand manufacturing company was founded; the company pioneered the development of sandstone crushing machinery; after a fire and litigation, was appointed receiver by the bank; Leighton turned the company around and made it profitable, much to the delight of the bankers; produced fine glass sands for Ohio and Midwest glass factories. Origin uncertain; perhaps a diminutive of alabaster; qualified etymology accepted by Webster's New International Dictionary (2nd ed.) and the American College Dictionary (New York, 1947); may have had origin in the game of bowling (see 1 above). (ROBERTS) Also, the term croton refers to a plant with variegated (different colors) leaves. were at times partners and at times fierce competitors. It is a hand-gathered, machine-made marble using the rare oxblood color of glass.