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Marble makers show off skill in Archbold

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Finished marbles.

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A modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine made by John McCormick of St. Louis.

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A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine.

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A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine.

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A large finished marble.

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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace.

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A finished marble.

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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon uses a blow torch help shape the glass.

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A large group gathered to watch a marble being made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine.

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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon shows off the "pick up oven" where glass kept at more than 900 degrees fahrenheit before being put into the furnace.

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From left, Rosie Kelly, 6, Clyde Kelly, 10, Penny Kelly, 5, and Aubrey Wilhelm, 6, watch during a demonstration. The group was visiting from Spring Lake, Mich.

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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace.

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