• Simmons furniture store display

    Simmons Company

    A store display of Simmons Company bedroom furniture. Circa 1930s. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments as “glamor…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees assembling the wood parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Factory workers at the Automatic Weaving Machines in Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make m…

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  • Simmons furniture display

    Simmons Company

    A living room display showing a Simmons sofa, model UH 2409-101. Circa 1957. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were chee…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

    Simmons Company

    The Simmons Manufacturing Company plant, showing the smokestack. Circa 1880s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were che…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Side-rail foundry at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Simmons turned out up to six miles of side rails in one day. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees sewing parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially during times…

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  • Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    A closer view of the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory, still smoking after the April 1892, viewed from Lake Michigan. Cropped from a wider shot, here you can see the factory workers on the beach…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

    Simmons Company, H. L. Hastings Appraisals, Real Estate, and Insurance

    A view of Simmons lakefront property, looking east across downtown Kenosha. Taken by H. L Hastings Appraisals, Real Estate, and Insurance, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1920s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G…

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  • Simmons plant main entrance

    Simmons Company

    The main entrance of the Simmons Company plant, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Brass bed stock room at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1907. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes a…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees packing parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially during times…

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  • Simmons employees outside plant

    Simmons Company

    The Simmons Company Old Timers Group in front of the Simmons plant. 1946. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese…

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  • Simmons factory employees

    Simmons Company

    Employees of the Machine Shop at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were chees…

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  • Simmons employees outside plant

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees in front of ivy-covered walls of the Simmons plant. Circa 1920s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

    Simmons Company

    The original Simmons Manufacturing Company factory in 1890 before it burned down in a three day fire in April 1892. A new factory was built in its place that same year. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Si…

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  • Simmons furniture store display

    Simmons Company

    A store display of Simmons Company bedroom furniture. Circa 1930s. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments as “glamor…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees assembling the wood parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War, as an army representative looks on. Simmons often manufactured produc…

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  • Simmons twenty-year employees

    Simmons Company

    The 1946 Simmons Company Gold Watch Group in front of the Simmons plant. Gold watch recipients were employees with twenty years of service. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company di…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

    Simmons Company, H. L. Hastings Appraisals, Real Estate, and Insurance

    A view of the Simmons plant, looking east across downtown Kenosha. Taken by H. L. Hastings Appraisals, Real Estate, and Insurance, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1920s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons…

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