This is a neat chain stitch machine. The patent was applied for 12/30/1910 and accepted 06/08/1911. As one story puts it even tho the patent was accepted in 1911 the manufacturing didn't start until 1921. Part of the delay was possibly the 1st World War 1914 - 1918. Then throw in a round or 2 of Spanish Flu that clears out around 1921. Thats when times start to get back to some sort of normal.
There was a great amount of advertising done to promote this little machine. However by 1922 the company had just about disappeared.
For more info and great pics see Sewalot.com and search for the Ideal Sewing machine.
In the one yr of production there were improvements made resulting in a Model A and a Model B.
The Model A is the one shown here. Open the attached file at the end to see the front plate cover that was part of the model enhancement.
Another feature of this machine is it has a walking foot and no feed dogs!
Models A & B.pdf
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