E.R. Butler & Co.’s Lineage

Early History

George Robinson, Sr.

Wheelwright & Blacksmith

Plymouth Colony, Mass., 1626–1699

George Robinson, Jr.

Blacksmith

Rohoboth, Mass., 1656–1724

Noah Robinson

Blacksmiths

Attleborough, Mass., 1702–1778

Enoch Robinson

Cannon Maker and Gunsmith

Attleborough, Mass., 1736–1798

George Whitfield Robinson

Machinists

Attleborough, Mass., 1771–1838

Enoch Robinson, 1801–1888

Enoch Robinson, Henry Whitney, Patent 4,553X

Glass Press

Cambridge, Mass., 1826

 

For more infomation, see "Progress Under Pressure: The Mechanization of the American Flint Glass Industry" by Kirk Nelson. (Large File).

Enoch Robinson & Francis Draper

1833–1837

Whitesmiths & Glass Knobs

E. & G.W. Robinson & Co.

Bronzesmiths, Machining, Locks & Knobs

(Enoch & George Washington Robinson)

Boston, Mass., 1837–1839

E. Robinson & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1839–1905

E. Robinson & William Hall & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1840-1843

E. Robinson & James R. Bugbee & Co.

Boston, Mass., c.1844-c.1864

Twentieth Century:

E. Robinson & Co. to the W.C. Vaughan Co.

G.N. Wood & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1901–1905

G.N. Wood & Co. (E. Robinson & Co.)

Boston, Mass., 1905–1914

L.S. Hall & Co. (E. Robinson & Co.)

Boston, Mass., 1914–1918

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co.

Wm. Hall & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1843–1921

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co.

John Tein Co.

Boston, Mass., 1883–1939

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co.

J.D. Jewett & Co.

J.D. Jewett & W.C. Vaughan, Partners

Boston, Mass., 1890–1895

J.D. Jewett & Co. & W.C. Vaughan Co.

Boston, Mass., 1895–1902

W.C. Vaughan Co.

Boston, Mass., 1902–2000

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co.

Ostrander & Eshleman, Inc.

Distributors

New York, New York, 1921–1992

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co.

Quincy Spindle Mfg. Co.

A Division of New England Lock and Hardware Co.

–1999

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co.

Present Day

Edward R. Butler Co.

New York, New York, 1966–1990

E.R. Butler & Co.

New York, New York, 1990–

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co. in 2000