100 years old and still the original.
Marshall Mattress was founded in 1900 by English-born James Marshall, a machinist and engineer who settled in Canada. He received a Canadian patent for his unique invention: the world's first individual pocketed spring mattress. Marshall established the original factory to produce his mattresses in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Marshall conceived of a mattress whereby internal independent springs would provide both support and comfort within the mattress itself. Marshall produced pre-compressed cylindrical coil springs, each sewn inside an individual cotton fabric pocket, which provided uplifting support on its own. When fitted together, the coils became an independent suspension system that contoured to each person's form and weight, providing unsurpassed support and comfort. When upholstered, a finished Marshall mattress not only reduced physical pressure under the sleeper, but actually relieved it as well. Consequently, Marshall's pocket spring-filled mattress system became the original worldwide standard for spring-filled mattress construction and would continue to shape the next century in mattress design.
For over one hundred years, Marshall Mattress has taken pride in evolving our founder's designs while preserving the highest quality and craftsmanship in the production of residential, hotel and healthcare bedding.