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Adkins Printing Company was founded six years after the Civil War ended in 1871 by the three Adkins brothers with seven hundred dollars they borrowed from their mother. The company was incorporated in 1880 in New Britain, Connecticut and has remained in the city to this day.

Shortly after its incorporation as a job printer and publisher of the New Britain Herald newspaper, the company began to offer products specific to municipalities in addition to general stationary products.

Adkins survived the Great Depression and with the help of the women of the area kept operating during two World Wars. In our original plant, all of the machinery was driven by belts powered by one steam engine. Our current plant looks very different but our focus remains the same. Today Adkins continues to offer general printing, products and services to municipalities.

(The picture above is Main Street, New Britain, approx. 1899)
(The picture to the right is D.L. Camp, the first president of Adkins Printing Inc. 1882)
(Below right is during the snow storm of 1888)
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