Framon - Code Machines, Key Cutting Machines & Tools
Frank Agius began practicing locksmithing in 1959 in addition to his cabinet-making business. As he became more involved with lock work, he realized that he needed a better machine to originate keys than what was currently available. He designed a code machine for his own use, made up of spare parts he found around the house. Accurate to one-half thousandth of an inch (.0005"), the machine could cut depths ranging from .115" to .400" and accommodate practically any cylinder key. Framon Manufacturing Company was formed. The first Framon Code Machine was shipped in 1972. Thousands of locksmiths around the world rely on their machines every day for their code work and duplicating needs.