Antique Iron Doll Beds……..Miniature Iron Beds

As you may have seen in a previous blog…….there were little iron beds being made for salesman to carry with them when they went from town to town taking orders for full size beds. These were called “salesman’s samplers”. Those miniature ┬ábeds were distinctly different from the one in this photo. The miniature one in…

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…