Biographical Sketch of James Albion Perkins
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Treasurer of the Perkins Appliance Company, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts, and one of Springfield’s representative business men, he is a brother of Julian L. Perkins. James Albion Perkins engaged in the lumbering business when his school days were over, and operated sawmills in Blanford, Williamsburg, and Goshen, Massachusetts. When he attained his majority, however, James Albion decided to make a change and went to Hartford, Connecticut, where for a time he was engaged in photo-engraving. He came to Springfield and entered the employ of the Springfield Photo-Engraving Company; but after a time he transferred his association to the Phelps Publishing Company. In the meantime his brother. Julian Lee Perkins, had organized the Perkins Manufacturing Company, Inc., which was engaged successfully in the production of gears. The concern had grown by 1911 and fully demonstrated its possibilities of future success and it was incorporated as the Perkins Appliance Company, Inc., manufacturers of special machinery and gears. Julian Lee Perkins is president and James Albion Perkins treasurer. The company in 1925 employed more than one hundred men and its gears and machinery are sent to all parts of the world, where they are used successfully. Mr. Perkins is a member of the Chamber of Commerce; of Esoteric Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; of Morning Star Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Springfield Lodge, No. 61, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and of the Field and Game Association. He is also a member of the Congregational Church.
Mr. Perkins was married in Buffalo, New York, April 9, 1918, to Flossie I. McCloud, the daughter of Charles and Jennie Caton McCloud, natives of Canada. Mrs. Perkins was born, August 14, 1889, in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Perkins’s address is the Perkins Appliance Company, No. 4 Birnie Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts.