Jones Hand

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ideal Travelling Machine

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!
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Rear
Dome 
Crank
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.
Cheers Lynne

5 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh My Goodness! What a cute little machine. I don't have a chain stitcher, but, I'd love one. That little machine is just too cute!

Mimi said...

You always find the neatest little machines. I've missed seeing what you have acquired. Thanks for sharing.

DH Stitches said...

I'm so glad you're back! Hope to see more from you soon.

Daniƫlle said...

But a lovely little machine it is!! Know exactly what you mean with "life in general" but so glad you're back!!!! Hugs, Daniƫlle

Kat Bennett said...

Your tiny machines are fabulous! Are you on the Vintage Sewing Machine Group on facebook? They might be able to answer your questions on these small beauties.
Thank you for sharing your posts. Your blog is great!