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The factory of Hard Mfg. Co. Buffalo, NY in 1906.
What's all the fuss about American-made iron beds?
It began in the mid 1800's when America was producing the finest quality iron bed frames the world over. The quallity of iron produced here was superior to that made in Europe. Thicker walled iron tubing and strong castings produced bedsteads as solid today as a they were a century ago. Each foundry proudly created their own designs, often taking several days to produce a single frame.They employed artisans to create highly crafted castings that rendered each iron bed a work of art.

Iron frames surged in popularity over more expensive brass and wood beds. Manufacturers enjoyed profitable sales until an unexpected development: World War 1. Armament for the war put tremendous pressure on our country's need for metal, and the production of iron beds ceased in 1915.

Fifty years passed and American interest in iron bed styles of the Victorian age was rekindled. The 70's television show, Love American Style, helped to spark consumer interest. Recognizing the demand, American entrepreneurs brought Victorian craftmanship into the modern age by reproducing the old iron beds, using the same proven methods as their 19th Century predecessors. The adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applied.
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American iron craftsmen of today continue the art of producing the finest iron bed frames. Continue using thicker walled iron tubing and pouring metal castings for strength equal to our, now, antique bedsteads. Continue replicating Americana as well as creating new and exciting designs for the contemporary home.

The American Iron Bed Company is very discerning about the products we represent. Because of our belief in the superior quality of American-made iron beds, we sell only original antique iron beds, reproductions and contemporary designs made in the USA. That's insurance for you, our customer, that you're getting the best quality iron bed available.
Continuing the art of the American Cast Iron Bed

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