After taking a look at the origins of the world’s first hammocks in my last post, I became more curious about the first American-made hammocks.
1. 1879: Travers’ American Hammock.
As you look through these 19th century hammocks, notice how the bed is woven. Look for spreader bars (the wooden sticks at the foot and head of the hammock’s bed), and the connection between the hammock and its base.
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