Marble Videos

Machine Made Marbles

Losing Your Marbles

Forums Antiques - Collectibles Disussions Glass
  • Topic: Akro glass

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • February 18, 2012 9:22 PM CST
      • Post(s)
        262
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        7
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      I have taken a new interest in certain types of glassware since I started collecting marbles. Well, many of the marble companies also did glassware of different types like ash trays, vases, lamps, ashtray stands, planters and figurines too. I don't want to collect it all, but I like the way Akro looks.

       

      I just picked it up today at an estate sale. I have been looking for marble related glass at all sales I go to, but never find any.
      The rim measures 6 x 3 1/2" Height 2 1/2" base 5 3/8" x 2 3/4"
      Marked "MADE IN U.S.A.
      No chips, just old masking tape on the bottom

      It is marked on the botton with the shape of the crow.

       Does anyone else find this type of glass? I want to find ashtrays and

      old gear shift knobs used in cars and trucks.

       

       

    • February 18, 2012 9:23 PM CST
      • Post(s)
        262
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        7
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      bottom

    • February 18, 2012 11:34 PM CST
      • Post(s)
        89
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        3
      • cR(s)
        1 0

      Untitled

      I see this from time to time, although I have never seen a gear shift knob.
    • February 19, 2012 1:15 AM CST
      • Post(s)
        262
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        7
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      The shift knobs are kinda hard to find and well..if you didn't know what it was, you might not notice one. Picture a round shift knob made of this glass with the same type of swirly patterns. They also made knecker knobs or "suicide knobs", that went on the steering wheel to make turning those big old wheels easier with one hand.

    • February 19, 2012 12:55 PM CST
      • Post(s)
        17
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        0
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      I have had both necker knobs as well as gear shift knobs like these.
    • February 19, 2012 9:40 PM CST
      • Post(s)
        262
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        7
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      cool Craig! I have come across them, but the seller wanted more than they were worth in their condition. They have to be MINT to be worth the high dollar amounts.
    • March 18, 2013 12:55 AM CDT
      • Post(s)
        5
      • Thank(s)
        0
      • Thanked
        1
      • cR(s)
        0 0

      Untitled

      I've got a blue swirly ashtray like this someplace in the shop . . . I do love me some Akro.  I also like finding lamps with Akro Agate inserts.  And I have a smoking stand with Akro glass, still working with lighted base and a lighter.

    Icon Legend and Forum Rights

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is opened
    HTML  is closed
    You don't have permission to post or reply a topic
    You don't have permission to edit a topic
    You don't have the permission to delete a topic
    You don't have the permission to approve a post
    You don't have the permission to make a sticky on a topic
    You don't have the permission to close a topic
    You don't have the permission to move a topic

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel