Are you or someone you know a vintage gear head? Is their ringtone “Little Deuce Coupe” by the Beach Boys? This tie is exclusively designed, handmade, and 100% silk scarf with Franklin Automobile designs straight from Onondaga Historical Association’s collection of the company’s promotional catalog. This tie is the perfect gift for the vintage car over in your life.
More about the Franklin Automobile Company
The Franklin Automobile was invented by engineer John Wilkinson and manufactured by the industrialist H. H. Franklin and marketed under his name. The Franklin was one of the most innovative motor cars of its time, featuring an air-cooled engine, scientific, light weight and flexible construction at a time when other luxury car manufacturers were making ponderous machines. Throughout its history, Franklin was a luxury car and it was in this part of the automotive market that it competed with the other notable makes of the day. As such, it fell victim to the Great Depression along with many of these same fine luxury car manufacturers.
These remarkable motor cars engendered such a loyal and faithful following that interest in these automobiles never died out. Many individuals continued to operate Franklins as their every day automobiles or preserved them right up to the emergence of the antique and classic hobby, decades after production ceased in 1934. The H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company was a very large employer in Syracuse, New York area and many people across the world had very fond associations with the company and its cars either as employees, dealers, service personnel or just loyal customers of that fine make.