Davis Marble Company
Pennsboro, WV 1947 - 1948
A short lived venture built from the ground up. The Davis Marble Company successfully began producing swirl type marbles, to then find local marble prices were beginning to fall. In a tightening market with inflating operating costs, Davis was forced to close the doors. An excerpt from the history as described in 'American Machine Made Marbles', explains in an effort to move product, ninety percent of their marbles were sold in a single transaction at a loss. That order shipped directly to Puerto Rico, leaving them much harder for U.S. collectors to find.
The background photo shows the production building on the right.
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