Henry Gabriel Ginaca

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Official patent drawing of the Ginaca machine

Henry Gabriel Ginaca (May 19, 1876 - 1918) was an American engineer who invented, at the direction of Hawaiian pineapple magnate James Dole in 1911, a machine that could peel and core pineapples in an automated fashion. Called the Ginaca machine, the invention exponentially[citation needed] increased pineapple production and revolutionized the fruit canning industry. He died in the Spanish flu epidemic.