Timeline of Events

London

1860's
Embroidered Uniform supplied to Sir John Lawrence Vice Royal Governor Of India.

Banner supplied to The Fifth Royal Irish.

Drum Sash to the VR 18th.

1866
London Exhibition - Only Gold Medal Awarded For Craftsmanship.

1872
Charles Robêrt and his family move to New Zealand.

1882
Christchurch Exhibition - Awarded 1st Order Of Merit for Craftsmanship.

1885
Wellington Exhibition - Awarded 1st Order Of Merit for Craftsmanship.

1911
A boating accident at Foxton Beach claimed the lives of Percy's wife Fanny and two of his children, 18 year old Leslie and eight year old Douglas. Five other close relatives and friends also lost their lives in the accident.

1927
Embroidery was carried out for the Prince of Wales tour of NZ.

1930's
First Pantograph Machines installed.

First Punch Card Machine installed.

1949
First Label Weaving Loom (Shuttle) installed.

1950's
Special handwork completed for the Queen Elizabeth's Royal Tour.

1960's
Banners were made for the Hall Of Memories at the National War Memorial in Wellington.

1970's
First Needle Weaving Loom installed.

1980's
First Computer Design System and Electronic Machine installed (paper tape controlled).

2000
New factory built on 643 Main Street, Palmerston North.

2000
Embroidered sash for the Auckland Racing Club Mercedes Derby 2000. The race was won by Hail who was bred by cousin Barry Clevely of Waikanae.

2008
First Chenille machine installed.

Shack on Robert Line
  Shack on Robêrt's Line

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1890's 649 Main Street

Queens Visit Chair
1950's Packing the Queen's Chair

Queens Royal Tour
1950's The Queen's Royal Tour

Ashurst Machine Shop
1950's Ashurst Machine Shop

Pantograph Machines
Punch Card Machine

Ashurst Machine Shop 2
1950's Pantograph Machine

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Shop in Upper Main Street

Les Robert
  Les