Henry W. Henley's "Ventilating-Bedstead" January 1860
Laban Heath invented a mattress with vertically arranged tubes composed of rubber and being hermetically sealed and united.
Metropolitan Air Goods supplied a variety of airbed products in the early 1900s.
Be it known that I, John Scott, of the city and county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful improvement in Air-Beds...Forming a bed of an air tight india rubber cloth sack inclosed or enveloped of two thicknesses of ticking or other suitable material between which is interposed feathers, hair, cotton, or other soft substances retained by proper quilting: said mattress conforming to the shape ans size of the air sack when extended with air by flexible pipes.
America's creative talent began with basic components. Mr. Scott used air bladders to create the bed's firmness along with cushioning materials. The advancement of india rubber textiles enabled this invention.