Commercial pineapple production began in Hawaii about 1890. Fruit was hand-peeled and sliced to match can sizes for export. In 1911 James D. Dole hired Henry G. Ginaca to design a machine to automate the process. As fruit dropped through the Ginaca machine, a cylinder was cut to proper diameter, trimmed top and bottom, and cored. This machine more than tripled production, making pineapple Hawaii's second largest crop.
Ginaca, Henry Gabriel
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1911Dole Packaged Foods CompanyHonoluluState: HIZip: 96817Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/food-processing/-167-ginaca-pineapple-processing-machine-%281911%29--Creator: Ginaca, Henry Gabriel
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (United States Patent)Era_date_from: 1911