Royal Packing and Drying Company

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Dried fruit packer


Royal Packing and Drying Company was a fruit packer and dryer at the beginning of the 20th century. The company had a packing house and drying grounds one mile north of Campbell.


Location Years Address Details
Campbell 1904 Started operating in Campbell in 1904[1]
Fresno 1904
Healdsburg 1904
Napa 1904
Rutherford 1904


  1. 9 November 1901 San Jose Mercury: Campbell and Its Industries Some Idea of the Work Which Is Done By Big Packing Houses "Another Strong Firm. The Royal Packing and Drying Company, whose packing house and drying grounds ate situated one mile north of Campbell, is another permanent addition to the fruit curing and shipping industries of Campbell. While operating here was only commenced this year, yet tt large business has been ■transacted. The Royal Packing Company has branch houses at Healdsberg. Napa, Fresno and Rutherford, and is a large shipper of California fruits. The company has cured and shipped at their Campbell house fortytwo cars of prunes, apricots, peaches, etc. tVic Superintendent. R. H. Jordan, estimates that fully twenty more oars will be shipped. During the busy prune drying season as many as forty persons wpre employed, and as many as thirty are now being often employed in packing and shipping. The product from this house goes largely to Chicago, Cincinnatti, New York, Philadelphia and other Eastern cities, and Is mostly shipped in 5, 10 and 25 pound boxes under the special brand of the parties sold to. The coming season will see many extensive improvements at their packing house and drying grounds."