Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Moon Marble Company

Moon Marble Company
Bonner Springs, KS
August 2015
Last summer's trip across Kansas included a stop at the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, KS.  We attended a short demonstration on how hand-made marbles are formed. It was interesting, but not at all what I expected. 

marble-making demonstration
Moon Marble Company
August 2015
The demonstration area consisted of a small section of bleachers for spectators to sit and watch an employee melt a glass rod and form one small marble.


The gift shop in front of the demonstration area was packed with replicas of vintage games, marbles, and trinkets. Yes, it was a tourist trip, but a fun stop, too.


10 comments:

  1. I find an occasional marble in my garden. They must be at least 40 years old. Very cool. Id let fezzik play with them but he might try to eat them......so I dont

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  2. Oh wow, what a neat place to stop at. There are so many neat places out there to see.

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  3. Another interesting place to add to my road trip list. I used to have a good sized bag of marbles. Wonder if any of them were hand made?

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  4. I have a passion for marbles and always have them around me. When I was growing up there were only boys in our neighborhood so I played a lot of marbles and football. Occasionally I could get them to play dolls with me. I wish I had pictures of that!

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  5. I'm sure some of those marbles could be jewelry! Some are just SO pretty!

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  6. My daughter lives near Bonner Springs. This looks like it would be a fun little trip some weekend! Didn't even know it was there. Thanks, Nancy!

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  7. Are all marbles made this way? I would think they would come up with a machine to do it. I like glass paperweights -- marbles seem to me to be just smaller and round rather than half round.

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  8. I love marbles and I have quite a collection! That would have been great fun for me! :)

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  9. Your post made me curious enough to seek out a video showing how a glass marble is made by hand. I found it to be very interesting.

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