Sometimes you find stories where you least expect them. This story comes about because of a sign on the side of a trailer that said, "Iowa Custom Murphy Beds". A little history: The Murphy Bed is named after William Lawrence Murphy, who applied for his patent around 1900. These space saving beds fold into a wall or a cabinet and, according to legend, Murphy was wooing an opera singer but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco meant that the young lady would have to enter his bedroom. That was taboo at the time. But, once folded into a cabinet the room was, well, no longer a...bedroom. Here is Nancy Vetter with the story about their six year old company that produces Amish made...Murphy Beds that can make any room a bedroom and they sell/install nationwide.
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