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In the early 1920s Zalmon Simmons II hired the most famous “futurist” designer to create a stylish line of Simmons metal bedroom furniture which became world famous. Here are some of those consumer products Simmons sold.
As the Industrial Revolution influenced the 19th Century world, techniques like the Bessemer steel production process enabled inventors and engineers to utilize metal for springs and frames.
A mattress filling machine that pumped cotton batting into a presewn mattress cover assembly. After being filled with cotton, the end was sewn shut and button tufts were added to give the mattress stability.