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Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

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

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

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson100
Robinson100, (one part flat button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "RICHARD ROBINSON / ATTELB." rm two inner solid rings, ca 1814 to 1828, (Robinson100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 1].

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

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson120
Robinson120, (one part flat button, coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson130
Robinson130, (??mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA . RICH / (star) R. R & CO. (star) " ca 1821 to 1825, (Robinson130).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson130, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 4].
Examples needed.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson140
Robinson140, (one part convex button, coat size, 19mm)
Backmark: "R. R. (star) TREBLE (star) GILT. (star) "rm between two solid raised rings, ca 1820's byRichard Robinson, (Robinson140).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson140, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51.

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

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson200
Robinson200, (two part button coat size, 21mm).
Backmark: "(graphic of an eagle) / ROBINSONS JONES & CO " dm on a ribbon, ca 1828 to 1834, (Robinson200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 5].

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

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

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

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

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson245
Robinson245, (two part button coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "ROBINSONS, JONES & CO / (dot (star) (dot) A (dot (star) (dot)", dm outer ring of dots, inner solid ring, geometric design in the shank well, ca 1828 to 1834, (Robinson245).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson245, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson250
Robinson250, (??mm).
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.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson260
Robinson260, (one part flat button, coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson261
Robinson261, (one part flat button, coat size, 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.

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

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson510
Robinson510, (??mm).
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, (Robinson510).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson510, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 20].
Examples needed.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson520
Robinson520, (??mm).
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, (Robinson520).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson520, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-2, 1].
Examples needed.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson530
Robinson530, (one part flat button, coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson540
Robinson540, (??mm).
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-Robinson540, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 2].
Examples needed.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson550
Robinson550, (two part button coat size, 19mm).
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) EXTRA RICH (dot) " rm between two rings. ca 1830s, (Robinson550).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson550, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 51, [Plate B-1, 17].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson560
Robinson560, (one part flat button, coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson570
Robinson570, (one part flat button, coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" rm between two raised rings, fat rounded border, ca 1830's & 1840s, (Robinson570).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson570, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 4].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson571
Robinson571, (one part flat button, hat or sleeve size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson572
Robinson572, (one part flat button, hat or sleeve size, 16mm).
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (star) EXTRA RICH (star)" rm inner raised ring, ca 1830's & 1840s, (Robinson572).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson572, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53.

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

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson581
Robinson581, (one part convex button, small coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson600
Robinson600, (three part officer button, coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson601
Robinson601, (three part officer button, hat or sleeve size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson610
Robinson610, (two part button coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson620
Robinson620, (two part button large coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson630
Robinson630, (two part button large coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson635
Robinson635, (two part button large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "R & W. ROBINSON / (dot) EXTRA RICH (dot)" dm between one outer solid ring, and two inner solid rings, ca 1840s, (Robinson635).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson635, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-1, 16].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson640
Robinson640, (two part button small coat or vest size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson650
Robinson650, (two part button hat or sleeve size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson651
Robinson651, (two part button hat or sleeve size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson660
Robinson660, (??mm).
Backmark: "ROBINSONS / (graphic) EXTRA (graphic)" dm inner ring of slashes, only used for small size, ca 1840s or 1850s, (Robinson660).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Robinson660, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 53, [Plate B-2, 7].
Examples needed.


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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