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Franklin Automotive Production

The information listed on this page is from Air Cooled News, Franklin Service Station, years of Registers and Rosters and other published information. We have tried to be as accurate as possible, however typographical errors, omissions, and inconsistencies are always possible.


According to the senior Research Thesis submitted by Mr. John C. Stein to the department of Industry of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at Philadelphia on May 20, 1938 and published by Mr. Tom Hubbard in Air Cooled News #4, production numbers are as follows:

1902: 13 cars
1903: 224 cars
1904: 400 cars
1905: 1,500 cars
1906: 2,100 cars
1907: 2,400 cars
1908: 1,895 cars
1909: 2,142 cars
1910: 2,357 cars
1911: 1,654 cars
1912: 1,508 cars
1913: 1,782 cars
1914: 1,984 cars
1915: 3,217 cars
1916: 3,817 cars
1917: 8,985 cars
1918: 6,689 cars
1919: 9,334 cars
1920: 10,552 cars
1921: 8,536 cars
1922: 8,052 cars
1923: 10,130 cars
1924: 6,075 cars
1925: 8,595 cars
1926: 7,606 cars
1927: 8,103 cars
1928: 7,770 cars
1929: 14,432 cars
1930: 6,043 cars
1931: 2,851 cars
1932: 1,905 cars
1933: 1,011 cars
1934: 360 cars

According to this report, total production was 154,022 cars. Production ended in April 1934.