• Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    The ruins of the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory, still smoking after the April 1892 fire, viewed from Lake Michigan. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially…

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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 office employees at work

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees in design office. Circa 1940. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden i…

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  • Simmons employees in Labor Day parade

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees from the Polishers and Buffers Department in a Kenosha Labor Day parade. Circa early 1900s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make m…

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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 employee at work

    Simmons Company

    Factory worker at sewing machine. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wood…

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  • Simmons employee in factory

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons factory employee showing a new Simmons Hide-A-Bed to three executives. Circa late 1940s-early 1950s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattress…

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  • Simmons 85th anniversary event

    Simmons Company

    Grant Simmons, Jr. speaking at an event celebrating 85 years of the Simmons Company. 1955. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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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 employees

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Manufacturing Company employees. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden insu…

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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 in Simmons Company factory. Circa 1930s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden…

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  • Simmons factory employees

    Simmons Company

    Employees of the Hospital Bed Department at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1902. (Duplicate of 213.) Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses.…

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  • Simmons women factory employees at work

    Simmons Company

    Factory workers, many women, at machines in the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their fi…

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  • Simmons foundry employees

    Simmons Company

    Workers from the Foundry Department of Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1905. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were…

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  • Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    Horse-drawn hose carts and a crowd of employees standing along the Kenosha lakefront, at the April 1892 fire that burned down the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Si…

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  • Simmons employees at company event

    Simmons Company

    The Simmons Bowling Match and Dinner at the Elk’s Club, Kenosha, Wisconsin March 31, 1916. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons Company employee painting 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 durin…

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  • Simmons office employees

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company Development Department employees. October 24, 1935. 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 fire

    Simmons Company

    Smoke from the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory fire in April 1892, looking east from the Kenosha harbor. (Duplicate of 308.) Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not ini…

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