Jun 26, 2018· But, for now, does anyone have, or have knowledge of, the Franklin Portable Crane & Hoist Co., Franklin, Pa.? I have this ad from 1915 and it is pretty informative. The legs are broken and re-enforced with steel welded in. The left side weld is broken, with a scabbed on piece on top. Guess they loaded more than 2 tons!