• Simmons furniture store display

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    A sketch for a store display of Simmons products in the bedding department of Eastern Outfitting Company, Los Angeles, California, dated July 2, 1930. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Pr…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

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    An aerial view of the Simmons Company plant on Kenosha’s lakefront. This illustration was done for the “Kenosha Industrial News” publication in June, 1939. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Si…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

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    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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  • Simmons factory interior

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    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 technical illustration

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    An illustration showing the use and benefits of Plastic Machining to create a hinge plate. 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

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    Simmons Company employees treating 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 du…

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  • Simmons foundry employees

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    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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  • View of Kenosha from Simmons plant

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

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  • Simmons women employees

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    Postcard showing women employees in the Brass Bed Inspection and Wrapping Department at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Circa 1907. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not ini…

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  • Simmons factory fire

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    Smoke from the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory fire in April 1892, looking east from the Kenosha harbor. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattress…

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  • Simmons furniture store display

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    A storeroom display of Simmons living and bedroom furniture being tested by three customers, in an unknown department store. A Simmons mattress hangs against the back wall with a starry night backdrop…

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  • Simmons furniture store display

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    Simmons furniture on display in the Hales, Inc. showroom, Chicago, Illinois The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments a…

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  • Simmons factory fire

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    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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  • Zalmon G. Simmons’ secretary inside his office

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    George M. Bennett, Mr. Simmons private secretary, at his desk in Zalmon G. Simmons’ office on the corner of Pearl and Main Street (now 55th Street and Sixth Avenue) in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Cir…

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  • Simmons Simco Band

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    A postcard of the Simmons Company Simco Band in front of Simmons Library. Circa early 1900s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first pr…

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  • View of Kenosha from Simmons plant

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    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 furniture

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    An outdoor porch glider with metal-frame and solid cushions, made by the Simmons Company. Photograph dated August 28, 1947. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially…

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  • Simmons factory employees at work

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    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 employees

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    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 factory fire

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    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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