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Thread: What are your machines' names and why?

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    What are your machines' names and why?

    My new 1947 FW is named Fiona. She just looks like a Fiona. My new 1953 Bond is named James, for obvious reasons. My new Spartan was going to be Helen, but she's just not looking like a Helen. Still thinking on that one. I also have Elizabeth (27 treadle), Beverly (66 treadle), Emma (15-91), Chevrolet, the Morse. That's enough for now. Will finish the rest later!

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    My first FW is Trouble because I had so much trouble getting from the Ebay seller once I won the bid.

    And my little 99 handcrank is Flip because I caught the mail lady flipping her head over heels trying to get her to the fence when she delivered.

    My 201 is Tucson. Yep, got her in Tucson from a lady who's grandfather owned her.

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    Suzy, Sally and Sis are my 3 featherweights. (Suzy is all black, Sally has chrome flywheel and Sis is white). Cyrano is my model 15 because the tension gage sticking out in the front looks like a big nose. The black 301 is Brenda Lou, the tan one has kind of a reddish tinge so she is Ginger. The ones with decals go by the name of the decals. The rest have yet to be named.
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    I'm sure that Herself will have to correct me and add ones that I've missed but here's what I can remember off the top of my head:
    Maggie - mid-50's 99, seemed like a pleasant workmanlike name
    Colette - pretty 66 Red Eye, the name conjures a gorgeous redhead in my mind's eye
    Maddie - Maggie's older sister (late 40's 99)
    Josephine - 115 with Tiffany decals, gorgeous and for some reason Napoleon's wife came to mind
    Audrey - New Home New National, petite and dark brought to mind Audrey Hepburn
    Björn - Husqvarna/Viking 33-10, a seriously husky Husky (the name means bear)
    Sven - Husqvarna/Viking 21, a much svelter husky
    Victoria - 28 with Victorian decals
    Claudette - Colette's older sister (earlier Red Eye 66)

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    I cannot say her name in mixed company!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    I have too many to remember names for them all....but I've never been one to give names to my cars and such either lol

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    I was just informed that the 28 is *not* Victoria, it's Regina. I also remembered that one very pretty 201 is named Grace as she looks so graceful.

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    LOL, let me try to remember.

    Franklin 1911 by Sears = Mrs. Franklin. She's a treadle machine in a parlor cabinet. I started to name her Madame Franklin, but she just doesn't look like a Madame.

    Singer 66-4 = Mr. Lucky. I was looking for parts for Mr. Crinkle at the LSMG and he brought out this 66. He had already pulled some parts off of it, and true to myself I would not part it out. So I rescued him, bought a few of the missing parts and put Mr. Lucky back in business. I haven't used him yet as he doesn't have a case or cabinet. But I will.

    Singer 66-18 #1 = Mr. Crinkle. He came to me with a busted up motor and thread take up lever. Looked like a brute that had taken a beating. So I named him Mr. Crinkle.
    Singer 66-18 #2 = Mrs. Crinkle. Mr. Crinkle needed a wife and this one kind of had a female attitude.
    Singer 66-18 #3 = Gertrude. My wife named this one before we even picked her up.

    Singer 99K #1 = Lady Godiva She was named that cos she came to me naked. I had to dress her. I even did a thread on her:
    How to dress a naked Singer
    Singer 99K #2 = Rusty Rusty was a pitiful little derelict all rusted up and miserable. It took me three months and several parts to get him back in action. So, the name Rusty kinda stuck.

    Kenmore 120-491 = Betty. Ah, this poor miserable thing came to me all seized up and filled with lint and fuzz. I got her all cleaned up, freed up, and working. Sort of. The design is ugly so I named her Ugly Betty. My wife changed it to just Betty.
    She's still being uncooperative, so I just might put the Ugly back.
    Kenmore Electric Rotary Sewing Machine or 120-49 is here.

    White Dressmaster = Louise. Carved in her case in script is the name J. Louise Stanley. Her original owner thought enough to name her so why should I change it?

    Minnesota Mdl B = Minerva. I don't know why but as I was cleaning this machine up the name Minerva just popped into my mind. So, Minerva it was and is.
    Videos of Minerva in action .....

    New Home AB = Minni. This machine was rescued from a storage locker and had been the home to a bunch of mice. What a mess. They chewed the cords, the box, peed all over it causing a lot of rust and just messed it up big time. But in spite of all that the machine still sews very nice. So I named her Minni.
    My new project: New Home mdl ?????

    I "think" these are all the ones we've named. If I remember any more I'll list 'em.

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    My FW is Emma after my great-grandmother.
    My 301 is Ida after my husband's great aunt. She was not a fancy woman but she was a worker.
    My treadle (Singer 9W7) is Agnes after the lady she came from (DIL's grandmother)
    I have a 301 that my husband is going to paint red and she will be Barbara after my beloved and slightly wild aunt.
    My Babylock Ellegante is Irene after my grandmother. She always was a little fancy but was a worker.
    My Janome MC6600 is Lu after my maternal grandmother. She was never fancy but reliable and worked like horse.
    I can't get a name to stick to my HQ16.

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    Isn't it funny how some of them are just really hard to name?

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