1800

1825

c. 1825

Enoch Robinson begins manufacturing door knobs and other hardware, independently and with others, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1825

Enoch Robinson begins association with the New England Glass Co.

1826

Enoch Robinson & Henry Whitney: “Making glass knobs for doors”

US Patent No. 4,553X

Robinson & Whitney’s glass press revolutionizes flint glass manufacturing

c. 1833

Enoch Robinson joins Francis Draper, establishes Enoch Robinson & Francis Draper in Boston

c. 1835

Enoch Robinson leaves Cambridge for Boston

c. 1837

G.W. Robinson & Co., 4 Richmond Street

Enoch, George, and Ezra manufacture glass knobs

1837

Enoch Robinson & Francis Draper changes name to Francis Draper

1839

E. Robinson & Co. established

1847

MCMA Exhibition at Faneuil and Quincy Halls, Boston. Among the exhibitors are Enoch Robinson, William Hall, and George B. Lothrop.

1850

1865

Ammi B. Young, in his journal, writes that E. Robinson & Co. “are esteemed the best locksmiths in this country.”

1865

James R. Bugbee, partner with Enoch and William Robinson, leaves E. Robinson & Co.; E. Robinson & Co. changes name to E. Robinson & Son.

1867

E. Robinson hardware displayed in Paris at the Exposition Universelle d’Art et d’Industrie

1875

1881

Fourteenth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association

Enoch Robinson is awarded a diploma and a silver medal for door and furniture trimmings, for new designs and superior workmanship.

1888

February 11: Enoch Robinson dies; his son Albert takes over the company

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