Post 567: Long Ago and Faraday

Back in the 1950s when I was born, we didn’t have mattresses or cushions on our day beds. We were happy to have the steel frame so we weren’t on the ground. And if we needed both beds, we had to hold one up to make it the same height. None of those fancy spring releases to push, I can tell you! We also knew the difference between a day bed and a trundle. Now get that contraption off my lawn!

Vintage day bed – $180
This is a steel day bed from the 1950’s. It is in great condition. The bottom part rolls out and has a spring release that pops the frame up to the same height as the other non moving part. So you can have two beds or we just put a foam pillow top over them to make a queen size bed. Measurements are 75″ x 30 1/2″. Height is 16″.

I would think for something so old, for that much money, you should expect to get a mattress or something. Are those measurements for the one bed or the double bed? I can’t math today.


5 thoughts on “Post 567: Long Ago and Faraday

  1. It’s not a day bed unless it has back and sides. Without those, it’s just a trundle bed.
    If from the 50s, then with razor sharp edges the better to slice digits off.

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  2. Gee, thanks, spark, I had nearly suppressed all those memories of being farmed off to distant relations and their obscure notions of guest bedding “See, there’s plenty of room for you, your brother, and your cousin; and you have a blanket–you’ll be fine.

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  3. Squeaky springs included. How many times did I get my fingers pinched in those as a kid?
    A lot more than I did as an adult. That’s all I’m saying.

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