• View of Kenosha from Simmons plant

    Simmons Company

    Looking southwest from the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory over downtown Kenosha. Circa 1890s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their…

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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 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 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 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 factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Cutting wood pieces used for cribs and folding chairs manufactured by the Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1900. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make ma…

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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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  • The original Simmons Company employees

    Simmons Company

    The original nine employees of the Simmons Company, at the time a manufacturer of cheese boxes, in 1871. Simmons did not start manufacturing modern mattresses until 1884 as the North Western Wire Matt…

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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 factory exterior

    Simmons Company

    A view of Simmons lakefront property, looking east across downtown Kenosha. Circa 1920s. (Duplicate of 184.) Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

    Simmons Company

    The Simmons Manufacturing Company plant at Kenosha’s lakefront. Circa 1898. 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 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 employees at work

    Simmons Company

    Workers inside the Machine Shop at Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products…

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons and his son, Zalmon G. Simmons, Jr.

    Simmons Company

    Zalmon G. Simmons and his son, Zalmon G. Simmons, Jr. This photograph was taken in the Kenosha factory about 1907. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make matt…

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  • View of Kenosha from Simmons plant

    Simmons Company

    Looking southwest from the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory over downtown Kenosha. Circa 1890s. (Duplicate of 190.) Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially mak…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees working on 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 wa…

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  • View of Simmons plant from downtown Kenosha

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

    The Simmons Manufacturing Company plant from across downtown Kenosha. Taken by H. L. Hastings Appraisals, Real Estate, Insurance, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1920s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees working on 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 wa…

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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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