Perkins served as postmaster at the Hendley Post Office.
Source — Hastings Museum.
By age 13, Perkins responded to two magazine ads. One was how to manufacture pre-packaged foods and the other was how to start your own print shop. By combining these two businesses, Perkins was running his own newspaper and mail order business out of the back of the Hendley Post Office, selling perfume, "bluing" (a chemical used to whiten clothes), and other products he could make with his chemistry set.
Perkins used this printing press
to run his mail order and printing business.
For the four years after he finished high school, he published the local weekly newspaper, the Hendley Delphic. Source — Hastings Museum.
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