Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Robinson companies operated in various forms, 1813 to 1848, when it was taken over by D Evans.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson

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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

Most information on this page is from:
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865, by Warren K.Tice.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice.
Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn.
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated
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Robinson companies operated in various forms, 1813 to 1848, when it was taken over by D Evans.
Richard Robinson, proprietor 1813 to ca 1838.
Robinsons Jones & Company, 1828 to 1834.
Robinson Blackinton & Company, ca 1831 to 1835.
Robinson Hall & Company, ca 1832 to 1837.
R&W Robinson operated 1834 to ca 1848, when it was taken over by D Evans.

Robinson100... series, Richard Robinson, proprietor 1813 to ca 1838.

Robinson100,
Backmark: "RICHARD ROBINSON / ATTELB. ca 1814 to 1828.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 1].
Examples needed.

Robinson110,
Backmark: "(star) (star) (star) / (dot) RR (dot) " ca 1821 to 1825
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 2].
Examples needed.

Robinson120, (23mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSON & CO / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA RICH (dot) (star) (dot) "rm between two solid raised rings, outer rounded border, ca 1820's byRichard Robinson, (Robinson120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 3].

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Robinson130,
Backmark: "EXTRA . RICH / (star) R. R & CO. (star) " ca 1821 to 1825.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson130, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 4].
Examples needed.


Robinson200... series, Robinsons Jones & Company, 1828 to 1834.

Robinson200,
Backmark: "(graphic of an eagle) / ROBINSON JONES & CO " dm on a ribbon, ca 1828 to 1834.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 5].
Examples needed.

Robinson210,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) JONES & CO (star) ", rm between rings, ca 1828 to 1834.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 6].
Examples needed.

Robinson220,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) JONES & CO (star) ", dm between two inner rings and one outer ring, ca 1828 to 1834.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson220, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 7].
Examples needed.

Robinson230,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS JONES & CO / (star) A (star)", rm between two inner rings and one outer ring, ca 1828 to 1834.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson230, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 8].
Examples needed.

Robinson240,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS JONES & CO / (graphic) A (graphic) ", rm between two inner rings and one outer ring, ca 1828 to 1834.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson240, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 9].
Examples needed.

Robinson250,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot)" rm inner solid ring, middle solid ring, and two outer rings, one of dots and one solid, Robinsons & Jones manufacture 1830's, (Robinson250).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson250, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 10].
Examples needed.

Robinson260, (21mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot)" rm inner solid ring, middle solid ring, and two outer rings, one of dots and one solid, Robinsons & Jones manufacture 1830's, (Robinson260).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson260, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 52, [Plate B-1, 11].

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Robinson261, (21mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot)" rm inner solid ring, middle solid ring, and two outer solid rings, Robinsons & Jones manufacture 1830's, (Robinson261).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson261, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 52.

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Robinson300... series, Robinson Blackinton & Company, ca 1831 to 1835.
Examples needed.


Robinson400... series, Robinson Hall & Company, ca 1832 to 1837.
Examples needed.


Robinson500... series, R&W Robinson, 1834 to ca 1848.

Robinson500,
Backmark: ""R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) ", rm between two inner rings and one outer ring, ca 1834 to 1840.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 14].
Examples needed.

Robinson510,
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) (star) (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) (star) (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with three raised rings, flat one part button, ca 1830's.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 20].
Examples needed.

Robinson520,
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with two raised rings, flat one part button, ca 1830's.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-2, 1].
Examples needed.

Robinson530, (22mm)
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, flat one part button, ca 1830's, (Robinson530).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson530, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53.

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Robinson540,
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) ATTLEBOROUGH (dot) / EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) RICH (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) " rm with four raised rings, the second ring is slashes resembling a rope, flat one part button, ca 1830's, (Robinson540).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 2].
Examples needed.

Robinson550,
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) EXTRA RICH (dot) " rm between two rings. ca 1830s.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 17].
Examples needed.

Robinson560, (22mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / EXTRA" rm each word in a separate ribbon, backmark is pressed over an earlier mark probably from a plain faced button. ca 1830's, (Robinson560).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson560, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53.

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Robinson570, (22mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" rm between two raised rings, fat rounded border. stamped one piece low convex button ca 1830's & 1840s, (Robinson570).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson570, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 4].

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Robinson571, (14mm)
Backmark: "R & W R / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" rm fat rounded border, weakly struck, stamped one piece low convex button, (Robinson571).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson571, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 18].

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Robinson580, (20mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm, between one upper raised ring and two lower, concave back on one piece button, only used for cadet coat or vest size, ca 1830s 1840s, (Robinson580).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson580, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 6].

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Robinson581, (18mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot) " rm, between one upper raised ring and two lower, concave back on one piece button, only used for cadet coat or vest size, ca 1830s 1840s, (Robinson581).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson581, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2-6].

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Robinson600, (22mm)
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) MAKERS (dot) (star) (dot) (star) (dot) / ATTLEBOROUGH / (star) MASS. (star)" dm, solid ring separating inner and outer inscription, ca 1840's, (Robinson600).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson600, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 3].

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Robinson601, (15mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (dot) MAKERS (dot)" dm, solid outer ring and two inner rings, only made in small size, ca 1840's, (Robinson601).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson601, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 8].

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Robinson610, (21mm)
Backmark: "(graphic of an eagle) / R & W. ROBINSON " dm on a ribbon, ca 1830's 1840's, (Robinson610).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson610, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 13].

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Robinson620, (23mm)
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" dm, inner solid ring, ca 1840's to 1850's, (Robinson620).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson620, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 15].

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Robinson630, (22mm)
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" dm between one outer solid ring, and two inner solid rings, ca 1840s, (Robinson630).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson630, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 16].

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Robinson640, (17mm)
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (star) EXTRA (star)", dm, two inner solid rings, used on cadet coat or vest size only, ca 1840's to 1850's, (Robinson640).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson640, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 19].

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Robinson650, (14mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" dm between rings, only used for small size, ca 1840's or 1850's, (Robinson650). Note inner ring is sometimes obscured by brazing debris around the shank.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson650, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53.

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Robinson651, (15mm)
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm between two solid rings, only used for small size, ca 1840's or 1850's, (Robinson651).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson651, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 5].

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Robinson660,
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (graphic) EXTRA (graphic)" dm inner ring of slashes, only used for small size, ca 1840s or 1850s.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 7].
Examples needed.


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