Asa Stump's Invention - 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/12/1901.

Asa L. Stump an Inventor

We are informed, on reliable authority that Asa L. Stump, of Stumptown, has recently taken out patent papers on an invention, which will make him immensely wealthy and will bring him world-wide fame. His invention is a device for cleaning the hull of ships and sea-going vessels, and he is now taking out patent papers in all foreign countries. One third of the invention is owned by O.W.O. Hardman, of Tyler county. Mr. Stump recently received a letter from a Canadian official, offering him $50,000 for his invention for use of the Canadian government. He has also been offered $90,000 for his entire interest. Besides this he has received may flattering offers from various persons for an interest in it, all of which he has refused. We congratulate Mr. Stump on his good fortune, and trust he will make millions out of his invention.