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MikeRo

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Found this button the other day at what I assume is a late 1800s homesite. I couldn’t find any solid info online via the backmark ( Robinsons). I know the “treble gilt” refers to the quality. Any idea on the age & background of the button & maker? Thanks
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Your find is what button collectors call a "Golden Age" 1-piece brass flower-button. Its backmark saying "Robinsons" refers to the Robinson brothers, who were button-makers in Attleboro MA from about 1813 through the mid-1830s, when the firm's name was changed to R&W Robinson. Specifically, your button was "most likely" made sometime in the early-1820s... because the Robinson brothers added non-brothers Jones and Draper to the firm, and their names are thereafter included in the Robinsons backmark.
 
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Thanks... exactly what I was looking for! I found info on “Robinson & co” on the net... but couldn’t find anything on “ Robinsons” .
Thanks for the info!
 
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