A. P. Marston

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

Los Gatos

A. P. Marston was a fruit dryer in Los Gatos. His dryer used mechanical drying, with a 75 foot long drying tunnel will have an output of 45 tons of prunes per 24 hours, built by Smith Manufacturing[1].

A.Paul Marston, the namesake, lived on Winchester Blvd (Santa Clara and Los Gatos Road) in 1913, Saratoga Ave. in 1918 according to a 1918 San Jose City Directory. (A 1911 city directory showed him on the Los Gatos Road "two south of Moorpark Ave." with a residence at 295 Orchard[2]. 1926 showed him on Union Ave. 1933 showed him on a Los Gatos rural route. 1920 census showed him as "operator, fruit farm". Mr. Marston was also involved with the Dee-Hi Food Products Company as director in the early 1920's.


Location Years Address Details
Los Gatos 1922