Stevens Fruit Case Company
San Francisco, CA
The Stevens Fruit Case Company was a crate maker in California. The company was founded in 1892, and existed at least through 1907. Officers of the company at inception were G. W. van Hovenbergh, F. D. Cottle, George W. Stevens, Frank Frisbee, and W. H. Gilbert. The Stevens crates had a special liner for keeping fruit safe during the long trip to eastern markets, and used inserts to keep fruit separated.
The company had a plant in San Jose on Bassett Street. A fire behind their factory in 1901 was started in a pile of wood lath.
|San Francisco||1893||307 Front Street|
|San Francisco||1895||322 Pine St.|
|San Jose||1896-1907||Bassett near North San Pedro Street|
- April 9, 1892 Sacramento Record-Union.
- June 3, 1893 Pacific Rural Press.
- John L. Stevens, Fruit Packing Case. U.S. Patent #415074A.
- Stevens Fruit Case Company. In California Secretary of State, Certified Copy of Compiled Statement of Domestic Corporations Whose Charters Have Been Forfeited, State of California, December 14, 1905.
- Polk's 1907-8 San Jose City Directory. W. W. van Arsdale was manager.
- July 22, 1893 Pacific Rural Press. Advertisement describes fruit case features.
- Langley's 1893 San Francisco City Directory. George W. Stevens is listed as president.
- Crocker's 1895 San Francisco City Directory
- Polk's 1907-8 San Jose City Directory.