Who Invented The Mattress?

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asked Oct 6, 2016 in Polls/Surveys by Ruz (230 points)
Who invented the mattress?

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answered Oct 6, 2016 by Minty (132,850 points)

Heinrich Westphal

1857: The steel coil spring is invented and is first patented for use in chair seats. 1865: The first coil spring construction for bedding is patented. 1871: The German Heinrich Westphal invents the innerspring mattress. He later died in poverty, never having profited from his invention.

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