Supplies of Ideal Co.
Because the word IDEAL is a generic English word, it is not well suited as a stand-alone company word or trademark. Many other companies used IDEAL as a trademark for their products.
Ideal Fountain Brush
The »first« Ideal Fountain Brush was not a product of Ideal Co.
It was manufactured by Universal Fountain Brush Co.
- image: 1913 model
- image: ca. 1920 model
- image: ca. 1930 model
The first own fountain brush was introduced around 1948, the Handy Angle or in short Handy-A. Later followd by Handy-B (straight handle) and Handy-C (feather weight with Jet-Action).
Have a look at the excellent layout of the packaging. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ideal Co. did some great corporate design work.
- image 1-4: Handy-A with aged packaging ca. 1950
Ideal Stencil Ink
Ideal introduced a complete line of black and colored fountain brush and metal marking inks.