Charles: Henry Charles Collection, 1892-1922

Call number:  MG-335

1 box     3 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 8

Description:  This collection contains patents issued to Henry H. Charles of Manor Twp. for The Charles Brooder and an incubator. Patents include drawings, petition and specifications, and signatures of Mr. Charles, his attorneys, and witnesses. There are also copies of patent specifications filed by other inventors, correspondence, and operating instructions.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown.

Related Material:  The printing blocks for the patent drawings are in the Museum Collection.

 

Folder 1         Patents of Other Inventors

Insert 1  Copy of patent specification for incubator designed by Miller T. Greenleaf. Patent no. 470394. 8 March 1892.

Insert 2  Copy of patent specification for incubator designed by Edwin W. Andrews. Patent no. 508857. 14 November 1893.

Copy of patent specification for incubator designed by Edwin W. Andrews. Patent no. 638309. 5 December 1899.

Insert 3  Copy of patent specification for incubator designed by Archer H. Burr. Patent no. 611728. 4 October 1898.

Insert 4  Copy of patent specification for incubator-nest designed by John U. Moore. Patent no. 799353. 12 September 1905.

Insert 5  Copy of patent specification for incubator designed by Theodore Mellinger. Patent no. 1037180. 27 August 1912.

 

Folder 2         Patents and Drawings

Insert 1  Drawings of incubator and brooder. Explanatory notes for incubator. No date.

Insert 2  Patent for brooder designed by Henry H. Charles. Patent no. 892650. 7 July 1908.

Insert 3  Copy of patent specification for brooder designed by Henry H. Charles. Patent no. 892650. 7 July 1908.

Insert 4  Patent for incubator designed by Henry H. Charles. patent no. 927711.  13 July 1909.

Letter to Henry H. Charles from John J. Thompson enclosing patent. 14 July 1909.

 

Folder 3         Operating Instructions, Drawings, Petition, Correspondence

Insert 1  Operating instructions for the Charles Brooder.

Six photographs of the Charles Brooder. Photographs transferred to the Photograph Collection, 13 October 2017.

One pencil drawing and 3 printed drawings.

Business card of H. H. Charles, Breeder of Thoroughbred Poultry.

Insert 2  License agreement between Henry H. Charles and Watson Manufacturing Company regarding patents for brooder and incubator. August 1915.

Insert 3  Drawings and petition for patent for incubator designed by Henry H. Charles. Petition is not signed. Bernard C. Becker, attorney. Stamped 21 November 1922.

Receipt. Items for application for patent received by Thomas E. Robertson, Commissioner of Patents. 9 November 1922.

Insert 4  Report for preliminary examination regarding patents related to incubator invention. 3 May 1905.

Letter from the office of attorney Frank S. Appleman to Willis G. Kendig. 7 January 1921.

Letter from the office of attorney Frank S. Appleman to Willis G. Kendig regarding an incubator appliance and existing patents. 26 January 1922.

Insert 5  Drawings for [incubator]. No date.