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INDEX OF AMERICAN DESIGN ILLINOIS
1940

CHARLES M. HENN
Inventor of a Mechanical Bank
(The Eagle Feeding Her Young Type of Bank)
RESEARCH BY  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  HELEN SIKUTA

"Eagle Feeding Her Young" Type Of Bank.



First Appearance of Charles Henn
 













Down Through The Years


 

 

Charles M. Henn
Inventor of a Mechanical Bank
 
RESOURCES AND INDEX
 

Chicago City Directories For 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878-79, 1881.
 

Chicago City Directories for 1882 - 1908
Lakeside Annual Directory of Chicago
Chicago Directory Company
Chicago, Illinois
 

Resources and Index
Paragraph Headings
     "Eagle Feeding Her Young"
     Type of Bank
     Down Through The Years
 

CHARLES M. HENN
  

Inventor of a Mechanical Bank
     Charles M. Henn of Chicago, Illinois, invented The "Eagle Feeding Her Young type of bank. The patent filed September 29, 1882 and issued January 23, 1883. There was no model but a drawing of the bank is shown.
     Charles M. Henn does not appear in a Chicago City Directory until 1884, although there are two Charles Henns listed in the 1882 directory. Both were clerks, one working at 204 Madison Street and living at 312 N. State Street. The other resided at 690 Milwaukee Avenue.
     In 1884, we discovered Charles M. Henn to be a cashier at 43 Lake Street which revealed on further investigation to be the business place of the John D. Zernitz Company, listed as Importers and Jobbers of Toys and Fancy Goods. Henn lived at 479 Noble Street. It is interesting to note that he worked in a place where toys were sold.
     In 1885 and 1886, he was a clerk at the same place and lived at the same place as in 1884. He evidently was a person of steady habits as the directories show he did not change his residence very often nor his job.
     Through the years 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, there is no record of Charles M. Henn but in 1891, the name appears listed as physician located at 1103 Milwaukee Avenue.
     In 1892, a Mary Henn is also at the same address practicing medicine at 1103 Milwaukee Avenue along with Charles M. Henn.
     From 1892 to 1897, Charles and Mary Henn were physicians at the Milwaukee Avenue address.
     In 1897, the medical practice must have undergone an expansion for Charles has two offices, one at 1101 Milwaukee Avenue and one at 32 Evergreen Avenue. Mary was located at the 32 Evergreen Avenue office.
     In 1898, Charles M. Henn was located at 1109 Milwaukee Avenue but Mary was not listed that year. Then, again in 1899, Mary appears with Charles practicing, both of them are at the 1109 Milwaukee Avenue address.
     In 1900, they practiced medicine at 496 Robey Street, Then, all through the years from 1900 to 1908 and perhaps later, both continued their medicine practice at the Robey Street place.
















U.S. Patent Records
Vol. 23 January 23, 1883 #271,200 P. 338 (Illus.)

Chicago City Directory For 1884





Chicago City Directory For 1884







Chicago City Directories For 1885 & 1886



Chicago City Directories For 1887, 1888, 1889, and 1890


Chicago City Directories For 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896 & 1897


Chicago City Directories For 1898, 1899, 1900, 1908

 

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