"One of the greatest industries in America for the
manufacture of saws is located in Indianapolis and is
the E. C. Atkins and Company. The experience of
three generations of the Atkins family has entered into
the business. Atkins saws are used all over the
world and are known for their high standard of
excellence and quality.
As a result of the late Elias C. Atkins, founder of the
business the industry was established at Indianapolis
when it was a small town and for a period of fifty years
it has been one of the chief sources of industrial
prosperity to the growing city."
Excerpt from "Indiana and
by Jacob Piatt Dunn, 1919.