• Mrs. Zalmon G. Simmons

    Simmons Company

    Mrs. Zalmon G. Simmons, wife of Zalmon Simmons, founder of the Simmons Company. Circa late 19th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Th…

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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 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 fire

    Simmons Company

    The ruins of the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory, still smoking after the April 1892 fire, viewed from Lake Michigan. (Duplicate of 307.) Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Compan…

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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 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 furniture store display

    Simmons Company

    Simmons beds on display in the Gimbels showroom, New York City, New York. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments as…

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  • Simmons employees in a parade

    Simmons Company, Ernst

    A postcard showing Simmons Company employees in the Kenosha Homecoming Parade. July 1919. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first produ…

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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 furniture store display

    Simmons Company

    Simmons furniture on display in the Gimbels showroom, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departmen…

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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 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 employees in Labor Day parade

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees in a Kenosha Labor Day parade. Circa early 1900s. 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 furniture

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons Company Hide-A-Bed sofa, partially cut away to show the inside wood frame, springs, and mattress storage. Photograph dated August 2, 1951. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons C…

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  • Design for Simmons Zalmite tabletop

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons Zalmite tabletop design. Style no. 25 for card table no. 22575. Circa 1930s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products…

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  • Simmons furniture display

    Simmons Company

    A living room display showing a Simmons sofa with patterned upholstery, model UH 2225-124. Circa 1957. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Thei…

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