In the beginning, most waterbed mattresses sold, were sold to hippies. It was considered by many to be just a fad.
It was a lot of fun to splash around on a bag filled with unjulating water..... Young people made the most of it.
The times were changing. It was a time of
peace and love. A time to be free and seek
truth and well being, become one with
the universe. The hippie movement
after all....... we are all one.
He applied for a patent and in 1969,
formed the Innerspace corporation
to market his product.
The youth of America fell in love with them. At that time in the Bay Area, just about every hippie slept on a waterbed mattress. It was nothing like today's waterbed.
Today's consumer-oriented waterbed evolved from a 1967 graduate program design project of a San Francisco State University student named Charles Hall.
He called it the "Pleasure Pit".
Childrens Hospital Oakland Ca.
The therapeutic benefits were appealing
to people of all walks of life.
Here a softside waterbed mattress goes
through vigorous testing.
The waterbed industry was growing
and perfecting itself.
A water mattress provides (naturally)
what other mattresses only
try to imitate.
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Our stores first waterbed mattress was just
a large vinyl bag filled with water on the floor
without a frame or safety liner.
To lay on it was groovy, like far out,
my old friend from Switzerland
would say "far awaaay".
Within a short time the waterbed became
strongly associated with the counterculture.
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All I have to do is listen to my own body or what our customers have to say about their waterbeds.
Water is soothing, We're born in it. We are mostly water and so is our earth.
If you are not now sleeping on water, please consider all the facts and remember that you spend 1/3 of your life in bed... Waterbeds are Bedder...
The advantages of a waterbed are many... Above all is the feeling you get when your eyes are closed...
It's over forty eight years later, and I still have the same enthusiasm
about selling waterbeds today as I did then. It's easy, because
I believe in my product. I believe that a waterbed is the
most comfortable and healthy sleep there is.
The Waterbed is now widely accepted
around the world.
Along with the growth of the waterbed industry,
Odds 'N' Ends Waterbeds also grew.
The waterbed has developed into a highly refined and specialized sleeping system that reflects a conventional furniture theme rather than the hippie counterculture image it once had.
An industry filled with revolution
and a constant search for
perfection and innovations.
Yes!...I love this Waterbed!...
That's my final answer!
Odds n Ends Waterbeds
has proudly served the Bay Area
According to legend,
the Greeks and Romans slept on "skins filled with water," and Ancient Persians and Egyptians conducted fertility rites on "water filled goat skins."
We have experience in both retailing
and manufacturing, with many
exclusive designs of our own.
I was a young man when I first started
my business and sold my first waterbed.
A waterbed is no longer a vinyl
waterbag placed on the floor
without a heater or frame.
A mattress designed specifically
for expecting women.
There's a water mattress
for everyone, from a soft
yielding surface to extra
firm with lumbar support.
Thank you...to my daughter's for hosting our on line store...
They started out on a crib size waterbed...
The more the bedder!
It wasn't just a passing fad after all.
The waterbed was gaining credibility.
This man is crying because they
don't have Waterbeds in this hospital.
Research has proven that when sleeping on water there are less pressure points
on your body, which means you don't have to toss and turn as much.
This allows you to sleep deeper. When you sleep deeper you need less sleep...
San Francisco Bay Area, birth place of the
modern day waterbed...