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"An early experimental production line for cutting (halving) fresh apricots, and then blanching them in a steam box. The mechanical tray stacker beyond the blancher holds the trays of hot fruit for immediate dehydrating. The military was seeking a "steam-blanched unsulphured" apricot. Unfortunately, it was unacceptably tart."
Black & White, Gelatin Silver Print
Fruit--Drying (LCSH) Machinery Fruit trade--California--Santa Clara Valley (LCSH) Fruit industry Cupertino (Calif.) Brown, Ann Gummell Winkler, Lew Bayless, Joe Hartell, Tina Winkler, Margaret Simpson, Betty Snivley, Ada