Sorry my blog has been quiet for so long. We are well however life in general took over for a bit. A long Bit. I am still sewing quite a bit and the pastels have taken a back seat for a while as I only have time for one or the other and my sewing machine wins hands down!
The Ideal was designed by Leslie Slater around 1910 but it was not until 1921 that they actually started to produce these machines. It was designed as a lightweight transportable chain stitch machine. However they were not a success and the company had failed by 1922. Do not know where they were manufactured but many were as there are quite a few survivors. However the quality of the nickel plating was poor and many of them are not in Ideal condition.