Continuing on with California Revealed's harvest of 10th anniversary highlights, UC Davis Archives and Special Collections offered this wonderful agricultural film: "One of our most frequently viewed items is this 16mm film of the UC Davis Blackwelder Tomato Harvester, from the Blackwelder Manufacturing Company Records. In 1949, UC Davis agricultural engineer Coby Lorenzen and UC Davis vegetable crops researcher Jack Hanna began work on developing a harvester and a tomato variety that could withstand the rigors of mechanical picking. During the 1950s, the UC Davis team refined the experimental harvester and in 1959 Blackwelder Manufacturing of Rio Vista, California commercialized the design. The tomato harvester is said to have saved California's processed tomato industry in the 1960s. Since it was digitized in 2015, this film has been used in a number of exhibits and documentaries about farming, tomatoes, innovation, and technology. Thanks California Revealed for making this film accessible!" And thanks to UC Davis for sharing it!