E. C. Atkins & Company was founded in 1855 by Elias C. Atkins in Cleveland, Ohio. Its industry was hardware and tools and its headquarters were in Cleveland, Ohio (1855-1856), Indianapolis, Indiana (1856-1961) and Greenville, Mississippi (1961-1970). In 1952, the company was acquired by the Borg-Warner Corporation. The Atkins division was sold to the Nicholson File Company in 1966. In 1970, the Greenville plant was renamed Nicholson File Company in place of Atkins Saw.


  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Lancaster, New York
  • Hamilton, Ontario


Note: The factory in which E. C. Atkins originally operated out of in Indianapolis was known as Sheffield Saw Works)

E. C. Atkins (1855-1865)

E. C. Atkins & Company (1865-1952)

Atkins Saw Division (1952-1970)



  • Files
  • Folding Pruning Saw
  • Grinding Wheels
  • Machine Knives
  • Plastering Trowels
  • Pruning Shears
  • Silver Steel Saws
    • No. 51 (Old Style Handle, Skew Back)
    • No. 53 (Perfection Handle, Skew Back)
    • No. 64 (Old Style Handle, Straight Back)
    • No. 65 (Perfection Handle, Straight Back)
    • No. 72 (Ship Carpenter's Saw, Narrow Point)



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