• 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 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 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 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 Menagerie League 50th anniversary party

    Simmons Company

    Speakers at an event celebrating the Simmons Menagerie League's 50 years of bowling. 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

    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 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 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 employees in factory

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees demonstrating a mechanical hospital bed to an Army representative. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. T…

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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 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 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 employees at work

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Manufacturing Company factory employees fabric stretching and bronzing in the Couch-Making Room. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make ma…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees folding 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 of war.…

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  • This is the 2,500,000 Beautyrest mattress by Simmons

    Simmons Company

    A 1936 photograph celebrating the production of the 2,500,000th Beautyrest mattress. The man with the hat in his hands is G. D. Wrightson who, 15 years later as senior vice-president and general manag…

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  • Simmons employee at work

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons Company employee at a drafting table. February 23, 1961. 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 85th anniversary event

    Simmons Company

    An event celebrating 85 years of the Simmons Company. From left to right: unknown; Grant Simmons, Jr.; Joe Quarles, Manager, Central Division; Ralph Kingsley; Eugene Baker; Ed McCaffery 1955. Founded…

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  • Simmons Simco Band

    Simmons Company

    A postcard showing the Simmons Company Simco Band. Circa early 1900s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxe…

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