The original scan for this article comes from Thomas M. Tryniski's
Hopkinsville South Kentuckian, May 26, 1908, page 8.


Murray  Man  Patents  Invention  to  Revolutionize  the World.


Murray  Man  Patents  Invention  to  Revolutionize  the  World.

Assisted  By  His  Son  in  Perfecting  His  Wonderful  Invention.

    Murray, Ky., May 24.--Nathan Stubblefield, of this place, was on May 12 granted a patent for a wireless telephone by means of which he claims to be able to transmit messages to any distance.
    Following is Mr. Stubblefield's own statement:
    "You may say that I claim with certain arrangements of apparatus known to myself that I can transmit wireless telephone messages any distance. That certain laws found to exist in my experimenting point to that end, and that I shall be ready in the near future to prove up some interesting improvements."
    Mr. Stubblefield, the author of this invention, is the pioneer electrician of this town, and has been an experimenter in electrical science for many years. Nineteen years ago he was the inventor and patentee of the Stubblefield Acoustic-Telephone. Eight years later he invented an electrical battery, patented in the United States, England and Canada. This invention has proved to be the foundation of the present discoveries in wireless telephony.
    A few years ago Mr. Stubblefield was the patentee of a similar instrument, but he claims that his latest discovery is a marked improvement over the old one, and that he is now assured that his invention will be worth something to the world well as to himself.
    Mr. Stubblefield has only attained his success by intelligent effort and eternal push. His residence and experiment station are just west of Murray. Here with his family, in almost total seclusion from the rest of the world, he has faithfully carried on his extended research, and here has originated one of the greatest needs of the age, a portable wireless telephone.
    Mr. Stubblefield says that endeavoring to produce an instrument that would transmit wireless telephone messages he has worked along entirely different lines from all others trying to produce the same effect. And that, while messages have been sent for distances less than ten miles, he is confident that with his machine he can talk across the Atlantic just as well as Marconi with his wireless telegraph.
    In speaking of his invention Mr. Stubblefield never fails to give due credit to his son, Bernard B. Stubblefield, now twenty one years of age, who has been his faithful assistant, and who, under his father's instructions, has become an expert electrician.
    The financial supporters of Mr. Stubblefield's enterprise, all prominent business and professional men of Murray, are Senator Conn Linn, B. F. Schroader, R. Downs, J. D. Rowlett, George C. McLarm and John P. McElrath.