In the early to mid-1800’s, the center of steel production in this country, was in Pittsburgh Pa.
Over thirty years ago I started buying and selling iron beds iin the Washington DC area where I lived and went to school.
In the mid 70’s I was living in Georgetown, a section of Washington DC
In the very early 1800’s the population in this country had become very accustom to and happy with wooden bed frames. When iron beds were first introduced to the public, they were strictly utilitarian and little ornamentation and design were offered. It didn’t take long for the small independently owned foundries in the Tr-State area…
Draping was a very popular design element, when it came to fancier iron beds.
Everyone should be fortunate enough to, at one time in their life, be lucky enough to meet and become friends with someone like Boyd Barr.