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Offline joewol

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handblown marbles
« on: September 19, 2012, 06:31:26 PM »
Hi guys
I have a box of what seem to be old handblown marbles and was hoping i might get some
Advice about them as i gave zero knowledge and have tried google and get modern made ones id love to put some images on but dont have the required skills so if anyone can help and would like to contact me by email id be glad to send some pics for you to view my email is joeliwol AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

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Joe


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 07:43:36 AM »
hello and welcome to the board  :)
if you are having problems with pics then you might click 'report to moderator' on the bottom of your post and I'm sure when they have time they will be able to upload pics for you  :)
In the meantime I don't know anything about marbles but have a couple of old ones that I did try to research and this site is very nice just to get you started on looking (if you haven't already seen it)
- I hope the link takes you to the antique marble bit of the site
http://www.collectmarbles.com/handblown.htm
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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 08:58:31 AM »
hello and welcome to the board  :)
if you are having problems with pics then you might click 'report to moderator' on the bottom of your post and I'm sure when they have time they will be able to upload pics for you  :)
In the meantime I don't know anything about marbles but have a couple of old ones that I did try to research and this site is very nice just to get you started on looking (if you haven't already seen it)
- I hope the link takes you to the antique marble bit of the site
http://www.collectmarbles.com/handblown.htm
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Hi flying free thankyou for the link


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 03:43:56 PM »
I have also found this site helpful in identifying marbles
http://www.marblesgalore.com/

and there is also a marble forum (thank you to a member here notifying me of it)
http://www.allaboutmarbles.com/


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 04:04:34 PM »
I have also found this site helpful in identifying marbles
http://www.marblesgalore.com/

and there is also a marble forum (thank you to a member here notifying me of it)
http://www.allaboutmarbles.com/
Thankyou for the help andvtobthe member who supplied the links many many thanks to youvboth
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Joe
Ps
Could my photo prob be down to useing my mobile to do the process?


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 04:31:56 PM »
Joe sorry I can't help with the photos but if you click on the box at the bottom of your post where it says 'report to moderator' you will be abe to send them a message asking them to upoad pictures for you.
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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 09:35:12 PM »
Hi Joe,

If you email your pics to me by clicking on the email icon below my username on the left, I will do what I can to upload them for you - or at least let you know what the problem might be.
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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 09:39:37 PM »
Hi Joe,

If you email your pics to me by clicking on the email icon below my username on the left, I will do what I can to upload them for you - or at least let you know what the problem might be.
Hi kevin thankyou for the assistance will send them to you in the morning many thanks
Joe


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2012, 11:06:38 AM »
Silly question ,but how does one hand blow a marble?

Roy


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Re: handblown marbles
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 11:26:09 AM »
HI ,
          You take a gather of clear glass from the pot , this is marvered (rolled on a marble table or slab) to a sausage shape then whatever canes you require are laid out and the sausage rolled over them to pic them up , you then re dip the sausage in the pot to gather another layer of glass around the canes then this is marvered again to a sausage shape,gently twisted to form the internal twist then with scissors you partialy chop each  marble and shape it round then finally chop of each marble with the scissors ,each carrot or sausage can be chopped into several marbles depending on its length.

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             Peter.

 

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