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Herbert H. Franklin
Birth: Sep. 1, 1866
Lisle
Broome County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1956
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Inventor, Businessman. An automotive Pioneer, in 1901 he teamed up with engineer John Wilkinson to delevope an air-cooled engine. When Wilkinson lost interest in project, Franklin assumed control of the company, renaming it the Franklin Automobile Company. The first Franklin car was sold in 1902 and produced the first air-cooled automobile engine. Franklin cars were noted for being economical, fuel-efficient and aethstetically pleasing to consumers, bringing competition to the early years of the automobile industry. In 1928, the Franklin established a new cross-country record of 28.8 miles per gallon. The last Franklin autos were built in 1934, but his air cooled engine design powered numerous light planes and early American built helicopters. His new company, Air Cooled Motors of Syracuse continued until sold to the Polish government in 1975. Many engines based on Franklin's designs are still in production to this date. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1972. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 11, 2006
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Herbert H. Franklin
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