Do You Remember…Frankoma Pottery?

Get the full story about the world-famous pottery that helped put Sapulpa on the map.

About the Author

Long-time Sapulpa resident, Charles Betzler, followed his father, Charlie, into the radio and TV repair business. At age 9, he fixed his first broken radio and his first love is vintage audio equipment. In his 50 + years of technical work, graduation from OSUIT, and years of Continuing Education, Charles, in his capacity as Emergency Management Director of nearby city, designed the Emergency Operations Center, and the radio-activation system for the sirens. In his long career, he has repaired every type of consumer electronics from black-and-white TVs to the latest lap-top.

  • Avatar Duane Helms says:

    My Grandma had a lot of Frankoma plates I do miss those days and Her.

  • Avatar Jim Laughter says:

    Great article. History brought to life. The father of one of my childhood friends worked there and would take us to work with him from time to time.

  • Avatar Brenda Belshe says:

    Frankoma is now owned by a man in Texas, Dennis Glasscock and produce on a small scale in Sapulpa. They sell on the company website.

  • Avatar Cindi Dalton says:

    My Sweet Grandmother was a big fan and had lots of beautiful pieces. I loved shopping in their store.

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