|Manufacturer||Franklin Computer Corporation|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Expansion||8 Apple compatible slots|
|Bus||Apple ][ compatible|
|OS Options||Apple DOS, CP/M with Z80 card|
|Notes||The Franklin Ace line were clones of the Apple ][+ that were nearly 100% compatible. Unfortunately this compatibility cost Franklin. In the end, Apple successfully sued them for patent infringement. They were able to continue after this lawsuit but by then Apple ][ compatibility was no longer an issue.|
|Related Items in Collection||Franklin Ace 1200 Computer, Ace 1200 2-drive enclosure (mounts on case). Apple II Plus, Apple IIe Platinum and others|
|Related Items Wanted||Franklin drives, Franklin monitor, manuals, software, etc.|
Back when Apple still believed in open architecture and still licensed other companies to make Apple compatible products, a company called Franklin offered a line of Apple ][ Plus compatible machines.
The Franklin in my collection is an Ace 1000. I also have a Franklin 1200 and a Franklin 1200 case top which includes two floppy drives for this machine. I do not have any original Franklin software, but this computer runs all of the Apple ][ software I have.
I recently acquired a Franklin Ace 1000 users manual to accompany this system.
I would like to thank Steven Stengel for his kind and generous donation of this Franklin system.