FRANKLIN, Edgar
   Working name used for his publications by US writer Edgar Franklin Stearns (1879-1958), whose Mr Hawkins' Humorous Inventions (coll of linked stories 1904), all reprinted from The ARGOSY , features the eponymous inventor/scientist comically failing to make a series of devices, such as the pumpless pump, work properly; the series continued to 1915 in various of the Frank A. MUNSEY magazines.
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   See also: HUMOUR.

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