During one of our "Clown Prince" obama-forced 'stay-cations' we travelled to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, N.Y. This is the facility to which we donated "Miss Daisy" a couple of years ago. After my rant of several posts back, I've since located all those photos previously thought gone-forever!
To do the museum justice, I'll need more than one post, so.... let's get on with it!!
The Franklin Automobile was manufactured in Syracuse, N.Y., from 1902 through 1934. The museum has the largest Franklin Automobile collection known to exist-WORLDWIDE!! There's also an extensive Franklin photo collection displayed by the Onandaga (Syracuse-area) Historical Society.
The 1926 Franklin Sport-Runabout below was equipped with an in-line 6 cylinder, air-cooled, 32 hp engine. This model, the 'Model 11A' was priced at $2,690, fob-Syracuse, N.Y.
|1926 Franklin Sport-Runabout|
|Illustration of the 1926's 'boat-tail' design|
|1930 Franklin Model 147-Suburban (far right)|
More Franklins on display. Starting on the right in the photo below are examples of the earliest Franklins produced
In the photo below is an example of an early Franklin flat-bed truck (far left) and an early convertible-sedan (left)
Examples of late '20s; early '30s Franklin coupes; Franklin sedans
That's about all I got involving the Franklin automobile. Remember, this is but one of five huge, interconnected buildings housing over 160 vehicles!!
Next time, we'll have a look in one of the other buildings.