The Hetchins Register is a list of Hetchins known to exist. It is based on voluntary reports by owners and other enthusiasts. More than 2,100 frames are registered (as of April 2015), or roughly 16% of the total production.
The registration of frames is voluntary and free of charge. It serves several purposes, including research into the history of the marque, identification and dating of frames (not only the one actually registered, but many more already registered and many more yet to be registered), and tracking lost or stolen frames. It also helps to prevent fraud by uncovering forged frames and deterring further forgeries. See Magnum Bogus. It can also help to uncover and deter bogus offers of genuine frames (e.g., offers of frames by people who do not own them).
To enter a frame into the register, or to identify a specific frame (date of production, etc.) from the records, contact the Editor: