I need a help. I have 2 WWII U.S.A.M.D. marked steel beds - both with steel mattress supports held by springs. But it seemed there should be some support across. I have taken pics of the beds in Patton Museum in Pilsen - there are steel straps - 1 iinch wide, 1mm thin and 86cm long.. but the straps sre held to the sides just with a wire - shouldn't there be a spring, too?
Another thing - what does the mattress look like? on some show in Oregon I have ones - 1 piece mattresses with thin White/Blue struping, s it right? How wide the stripes are, please?
Sending some pics to show what I writing about