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Franklin Information
Founded 1902
Founder Herbert H. Franklin
Headquarters Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Defunct 1934
Owner Herbert H. Franklin

The Franklin Automobile Company was an American manufacturer of automobiles in the United States between 1902 and 1934 in Syracuse, New York.

Throughout its history, Franklin was a luxury brand and competed with other upscale automobiles of the day. As such, it fell victim to the Great Depression along with many luxury car manufacturers. The company sold about 150,000 cars over the course of more than 30 years in existence.