Larson Ladder Company
|San Jose||1928-1945||Moorpark Avenue, west of Meridian.|
Larson made the first orchard ladders in 1897 based on the needs of his orchard on Saratoga Avenue.
Article in August 6, 1928 San Jose News Made orchard ladders, washboards, and other wooden items. Pretty sizeable company; Richard Wright remembered them. An April 16, 1941 San Jose News article indicated there were 108 workers in an article about unionization. They struck the next month. There were 20-40 workers in 1928.
Larson Ladder made other items; eBay auctions exist for their ironing boards.
Getting space in Laurelwood Farms industrial area in Santa Clara in article on November 1, 1945 San Jose News January 21, 1935: finished a two story building.
See also history of Larson Pallet, which notes that Larson Ladder closed down in 1968.