King Conversion Candidates

Although we have become very adept at converting the original old antique iron double size beds, there are a few things that should be addressed before starting the conversion process. The MOST important element is the gauge of the perimeter tubing. Interior rods and tubing size aren’t really an issue. But what goes around the…

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Matching Twin Iron Beds

You might ask …..”why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find” ? The best way to understand their rarity is to consider the population and socio-economic make up of our population at the time iron beds were experiencing their greatest popularity in this country. That time was the mid to late 1800’s…

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The Character of Iron Beds

The dictionaries definition of Character is the distinctive nature of something, the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way, strength and originality, good qualities. What better way to define a beautiful old antique iron bed.

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No………Lincoln DID NOT Sleep Here!!!!

No………Lincoln DID NOT sleep in this bed. But consider this On the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known…

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Symbolism in Old Iron Castings

The three leaf Clover, symbolizing Irish pride, was coined by St. Patrick to represent the Holy Trinity. We discover this bed, with it’s beautiful large Three Leaf Clover castings, in a predominantly Irish neighborhood of Chicago. Beginning in 1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine, in Ireland, killed over a million men, women…

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