Sealy in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Haynes Mattress Factory
Daniel Haynes (1828-1913) came to the new railroad town of Sealy in 1881. In 1885 he invented a process and a machine to manufacture a felted cotton, non-tufted mattress. Trademarked under the Haynes name, the mattresses were sold throughout the country and soon became associated with the name Sealy. In 1906 Haynes sold his patents to another company, which adopted the name Sealy. Haynes opened a new mattress factory at this site in 1909. It remained in operation after his death, maintaining its reputation as one of Sealy's primary industries until 1976.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2411.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 46.989′ N, 96° 9.62′ W. Marker is in Sealy, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on North Hardeman Street 0.1 miles south of Columbus Road (Farm to Market Road 1094). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 North Hardeman Street, Sealy TX 77474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sealy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haynes-Felcman HouseCitizens State Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); Preibisch Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hackbarth Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul and Mahala Hackbarth House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sealy.
Also see . . . Sealy Corporation. Daniel Haynes began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends and neighbors. In 1889, he patented an invention that compressed cotton for use in his mattresses. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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