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The Bed
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the Bed,developed from the King's crown, and its variant designs. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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1887

As far as I know this design first appears, as 'Bettchen' (cot) in part 2 'Die Praxis' of 'Theoretisches und praktisches Handbuch der Fröbelschen Erziehungslehre' by Bertha von Marentholtz-Bülow, which was published by George H Wigand in Kassel in 1887.

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1897

The design also appears in Lois Bates' 'Kindergarten Guide', which was first published by Longmans, Green and Co in London in 1897.

This book also contains two simple variants with one, then both, ends flattened.

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1900

A slightly different version of the Bed appears in 'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.

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