1896 Franklin New Franklin #5509
Status: My Collection
Created: 12-13-2013 at 07:19PM
Last Edit: 07-31-2016 at 06:23PM
This one came into my collection early (ca. 1996) and it was quite a thrill. The New Franklin is not such an easy model to find, even in the eBay era.
Franklins use geared typebars that strike down from the front.
Hunter: Richard Polt (richardpolt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-2019, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Franklin New Franklin on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Franklin Serial Number page and the Franklin New Franklin By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.