Ideal School Supply Co., est. 1913

Ideal School Supply Co. history

Museum Artifact: Box of Addition Flash Cards, c. 1940s

Made By: Ideal School Supply Company, 8316 S. Birkhoff Ave., Chicago, IL [Auburn Gresham]

Research is underway on this one and a full write-up will be coming soon.

5 thoughts on “Ideal School Supply Co., est. 1913

  1. I recently bought a guillotine paper cutter at a thrift store in Missoula MT. It is an Ingento 5 1/2 made by Ideal School Supply Co. That got me interested in the company but I could find very little about it.

  2. I was given some old art supplies almost 30 years ago and am just now looking through the things I never used. I was wondering if the place still existe and the year this was produced and found your page. The packets say: I have 2 4×4 inch packets labeled Gold and Silver paper, No. 60, 100 Sheets, Ideal School Supply Co., Chicago, Ill.

  3. I just found a copy of their Wooden Parquetry set (no.3661) from the early 70s (?) at a thrift store. The address printed on that box says Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453, so perhaps they moved their headquarters later? I hope to learn more about their history soon!

  4. I came across an old “Harmon Jump Board mfg by Ideal School Supply”…printed on the back, many years ago when an old school was demolished in Sidney, I’ll. It is a spring board used by gymnastics. I was just wondering if you are the company that made it and if so can you tell me it’s history. Thanks for your time.

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