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debbyo1

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vintage metal chest of drawers and wardrobe
« on: June 19, 2010, 06:57:04 PM »
I have two pieces of metal furniture made by Simmons Co.  One is a chest of drawers and one is a wardrobe with drawers on one side and hanger on the other.  I have researched extensively on the internet but cannot find  any info.  I emailed the only Simmons Co listed but have not had a reply.
These pieces are finished to look like wood, and they both are on casters.  On the back is stamped scheme 175 and 11-40.  I am only looking to see when they were made.  I expect they may have been made for hospitals or instutional use since they are very mobile and would be fire proof.  Very nice pieces.  Thanks :)

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Re: vintage metal chest of drawers and wardrobe
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 08:16:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum debbyo1 ! Without pics I'm just winging it here......could this possibly relate to your Simmons?

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/Relates-Antique-Metal-Furniture.htm

Edited to add another hit from same site....

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2008/8/Simmons-Faux-Wood-Metal.htm
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 08:17:59 PM by sapphire »

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Re: vintage metal chest of drawers and wardrobe
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 08:27:36 PM »
Am also finding references to Norman Bel Geddes  (rather than the 'John' mentioned above) in regards
to metal furniture for Simmons. 1930's period.

Here are just two of the ones I found...

http://www.designophy.com/designpedia/design-product-1000000312-bel-geddes-for-simmons.htm

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-art-deco-norman-bel-geddes-1930s-bedroom