Early History

George Robinson, Sr.

Wheelwright & Blacksmith

Plymouth Colony, Mass., 1626–1699

George Robinson, Jr.

Blacksmith

Rehoboth, Mass., 1656–1724

Noah Robinson

Blacksmith

Attleborough, Mass., 1702–1778

Enoch Robinson

Cannon Maker & Blacksmith

Attleborough, Mass., 1736–1798

George Whitfield Robinson

Machinist

Attleborough, Mass., 1771–1838

Nineteenth Century:
Enoch Robinson & William Hall

Enoch Robinson & Francis Draper

Whitesmiths & Glass Knobs

Boston, Mass., 1833–1837

E. Robinson & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1839–1905

Enoch Robinson, Founder, Partner, 1837–1888

William Hall, Partner, c.1837–1843

James R. Bugbee, Partner, c.1851–1865

William E. Robinson, Partner, c.1860–1868

Albert M. Robinson, Partner, c.1868–1905

Francis D. Robinson, Partner, c.1868–1899

Merged with G.N. Wood & Co., 1905

G.W. Robinson & Co

Bronzesmiths, Machining, Locks & Knobs

Boston, Mass., 1837–1873

George Washington Robinson, Partner

Ezra Robinson, Partner

Enoch Robinson, Partner, 1837–1839

Merged with E. Robinson & Co., 1873

Wm. Hall & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1843–1921

William Hall, Founder, Partner, 1843–1875

George B. Lothrop, Sr., Partner, c.1850–1866

William F. Hall, Partner, c.1865–1918

Henry J. Hall, Partner, c.1869–1918

Frederick G. Hall, Partner, c.1880–1921

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co., 1921

Twentieth Century:
From E. Robinson & Co. to the W.C. Vaughan Co.

G.N. Wood & Co.

Boston, Mass., c. 1904–1915

Merged with E. Robinson & Co., 1905

Merged with L.S. Hall & Co, 1915

L.S. Hall & Co.

Boston, Mass., c.1911–1918

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co., 1918

John Tein Co.

Boston, Mass., 1883–1939

Merged with the W.C. Vaughan Co., 1939

J.D. Jewett

Boston, Mass., 1890–1895

J.D. Jewett & Co.

Boston, Mass., 1895–1902

Joseph D. Jewett, Co-Partner, 1895–1902

Walter C. Vaughan, Co-Partner, 1895–1902

W.C. Vaughan Co.

Boston, Mass., 1902–2000

As J.D. Jewett Co., 1902–1909

As W.C. Vaughan Co., 1909–2000

Joseph D. Jewett, President, 1902–1909

Walter C. Vaughan, Partner, 1902-1909; President, 1909-1943

W. Stafford Vaughan, Partner, 1941-1964

Elmer Pratt, Partner, 1943-1964; President, 1964-1979

Glenn Albert Pratt, President, 1987-2000

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co., 2000

Ostrander & Eshleman, Inc.

Distributors

New York, New York, 1921–1992

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co., 2000

Quincy Manufacturing Co.

A Division of New England Lock & Hardware Co.

–1999

Merged with E.R. Butler & Co., 1999

Present Day

E.R. Butler & Co.

New York, New York, 1966–1990

As Edward R. Butler Co., 1966–1990

As E.R. Butler & Co., 1990–

Merged with Ostrander & Eshleman, Inc. in 1992

Merged with the Quincy Manufacturing Co. in 1999

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

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