Selling Old Iron Beds Salesman Samplers

But back in the 1800’s how did stores or people that wanted to buy iron beds, see what was available. There were catalogs with pencil drawings of the different ┬ábeds a company offered. But the best way was to see a sample of an actual bed. But that wasn’t practical. Dry good salesman would travel…

What Was Happening When Iron Beds Were Being Made?

Lincoln was in office and Billy the Kid roamed the wild west. There were two brothers named Wilbur and Orville who took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and when President Woodrow Wilson announced our entry into the 1st World war, iron beds offered people the handmade craftsmanship and quality they had come to expect…

Craftsman Iron Beds

The American Craftsman Style, or the American Arts and Crafts Movement, is an American domestic architectural, interior design, landscape design, applied arts, and decorative arts style and lifestyle philosophy that began in the last years of the 19th century. As a comprehensive design and art movement it remained popular into the 1930s. However, in decorative…