You’re As Sharp As A Marble.

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F/ 9.0, 1/60, ISO 250.

Day 174 / 365

I didn’t lose all my marbles, but i definitely spill them.       🙂

Interesting Fact: Marbles were first mass-produced in Akron, Ohio in 1884 when the Akron Toy Company began producing clay marbles. The man behind the marbles, Samuel C. Dyke, founded The American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company in 1891, which became the biggest American toy company of the 19th century. For the first time, marbles became cheap enough for children to buy them with their own money.  ( http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/neatolicious-fun-facts-marbles/ )

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20 Comments

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, pleased to have found yours. Beautiful photography and interesting facts – look forward to following you 🙂

  2. Brings back ole’ memories for me with the marbles you Posted. I remember playing the game in my ole’ Grade School play yard. Drawing a circle with chalk and see who could knock out the most marbles to keep. The ones you have pictured were sometimes called “Cat’s Eye’s”. They were the favorite of us kids back then. The much bigger one’s were called “Blasters” which are still around to this day. I even have some that I bought at a yard sale years ago. Good Post!

    • Thank you, I am glad that you enjoyed my post and happy that you shared your childhood memories with us. It is always very interesting to see people going back in time to the great memories. Names for the marbles were very cool never knew that about them. Thank you again. 🙂

    • Well they were first mass-produced in 1884, maybe in the 1840s they had home made ones. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂

  3. As a child, I practiced for hours so that I could challenge my brother in playing marbles; and, I never learned how to properly “shoot” much less win a game.

    • I will check it out. I love positive stuff i am sure I will enjoy it. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂

  4. Such a great shot. I LOVE marbles! I started a post about marbles the other day, but never got around to finishing it, seeing as I lost them…

    • Thank you very much for enjoying my work. And sometimes people lose their marbles, but they do find them. Haha you should definitely finish that post. 🙂

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