To Mr Walter Francis Burns of New-York and chicago is due the credit for the growth and practical operation of the Home Savings Bank System as applied to banking. Having perfected a practical home bank which was designed to be a valuable help to banking institutions, he next originated a plan by which the bank could be put in the hands of depositors and money saved therein put in possession of the banker. Perhaps no other man of this generation has exerted such a widely extended influence in financial matters as Mr burns. Certainly no one has interested so many people in saving and brought such vast sums to the bank deposits of the country. His success is an example of what can be accomplished by persistent effort, a determined purpose, a high aim, and intelligent direction. he has made the Home Saving Bank idea and the name W.F. Burns Co. known wherever modern banking methods are in vogue; and the name of his company is synonym for good goods, good work and good results. ***************************************** Brief historical Profile of W.F. Burns Company & (The Burns Company) W.F. Burns started making small advertising banks when it acquired (1894) a business located at 320 Broadway Street, New York named "The International Money Box Company", along with its patented brevet(Type 1B,15 January 1895). In the early 20th century (1901-1907 ) the Company opened a warehouse in Chicago. For the first decade of the twentieth century W.F Burns operated both locations New York and Chicago, simultaneously. Some steel banks are engraved Chicago & New York (1914-25). Later on, the Company operated only from New York under the new name "The Burns Company" located on 29 West 38th Street.