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Marshall Mattress to Unveil Company History Book at Vegas Market

Marshall Mattress, the Canadian mattress producer whose founder, James Marshall, invented the pocket coil mattress system in 1900, will release a book at next month’s Las Vegas Market that illustrates the early history of the company.

“Marshall Mattress: The Illustrated History of the World’s First Pocket Coil Spring Mattress,” is a photo book that explores the origins of the pocket coil spring mattress through archival photography and iconic advertisements spanning the first sixty-five years of its company history.

“The original Marshall Mattress patent was granted for both mattresses and cushions. Though there is a global familiarity with the term Marshall Coil, the company’s origins are less known,” said Bradley Warner, president and managing partner of the company. “Marshall mattresses were heralded as the world’s best mattresses with innovative design from the outset. Marshall bedding products furnished the British Cunard line’s luxury liners such as the Olympic, Titanic, Lusitania and Mauretania, along with placement in the finest hotels.”

“We are excited to begin opening our archives and sharing our company history and its impact on the mattress and furniture industries through the invention of the Marshall Pocket Coil spring,” he added.

The company’s Las Vegas showroom, space B-922, also will be showing archival footage from the factory that was shot in the early 1930s.

The showroom also will feature new collections at the Winter Market, which takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

Among the product highlights is the five-model Bespoke Collection, which is centered around the original hand-tufted bedding and finishing style developed at the turn of the 20th century. These models incorporate eucalyptus, New Zealand wool, cotton and natural latex, along with Marshall Mattress’ patented, cotton-wrapped pocket spring system, resulting in luxurious comfort and a temperature-ambience, the company said.

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