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Thread: MY 'BARN SALE' FIND!! Need help give "her" a name.

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    MY 'BARN SALE' FIND!! Need help give "her" a name.

    Yesterday, we went to pick my husband's new suit (he outgrew his work suits since he retired), and we passed a barn sale sign at an old farm. We turned around and pulled in around buildings and fields and parked between rusty old farm "stuff". There was a huge barn set up like a professional seller, but old, dusty etc. (I complained to my DH - another "man sale").

    There were alot of pickers, grabbing old toys, tools, and such, so I went over to the china bits and pieces tables (around 10 of them), and found this little beauty. It is a singer sew handy, in the original box. I spoke to the farmer, it was his kid's machine, and I bought it - for $20!!!!

    The pickers gave me a nasty look as I proudly carried her to the truck. Now, I need help naming her. I was thinking of Dell (as in Farmer in the Dell). Any suggestions.
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    What a grreat find!! Congratulations!!

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    Lucky you finding one so cheap. I was thinking you might want to name her Hannah (from the SewHandy label - Handy to Hannah).

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    Wow! Nice find! Aren't you glad you stopped.If you want a feminine name, I think Adele or Adell would be nice. Like you said, farmer in A Dell or the singer Adele.Have you tried it out yet?
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    What a find. It looks very well taken care of. I like Adele for her name. I think all sewing machines should have feminine names. JMHO
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    She's a little beauty!

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    it's really cute and looks to be in good condition
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    Wow! She's in pristine condition! That's a lesson learned - you never know what you might find at a sale, even a "man sale."

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    I will be looking for a manual, and a bobbin, and a needle screw. I will name her Adele, it was my mother's nick name (adeleine).

    She is just so cute!!!

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    Wow! Nice find! Aren't you glad you stopped.If you want a feminine name, I think Adele or Adell would be nice. Like you said, farmer in A Dell or the singer Adele.Have you tried it out yet?
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    Barney - as in found it in a barn. I call my Singer Treadle my Jersey Girl since I drowe all the way to New Jersey to pick her up. My serger is Buzz Killer since it often drives me nuts when threading it.
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    great find! Looks like her name is "Fanny S. Farmer."

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    You S C O R E D great!! How about Della?
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    What a great find. We don't have many barn sales here anymore, not many barns, either. Love to check out the barn sales when I visit my sister in Mass and Conn. (She has 2 houses
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    Great score! I'm VERY jealous! Congrats.

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    Dell is perfect for this little beauty! Lucky you.
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    Great find!

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    Bet you are going to have lots of fun with this!

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    I'm leaning toward 'Connie' as in Connie Francis who was a cute little singer too!!

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    This machine is a chain piece machine, so no bobbin to find. Did it have the c-clamp for it to clamp to the table?
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    ​Now you will have to look for her sisters............a red one, a tan one, a blk one and a green one..............have fun!
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    Wow, lucky you, great fi.d

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    Super fun! Congratulations.

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    How cute! Lucky you.

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    Looks to be in prefect condition. I've never seen one before (that I recall!)
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    Lucky you. I have one like yours but not a case. It is in a card board sew handy box. Does it in fact use a bobbin? Mine does a chain stitch. I also have a black one. Recently a great grand daughter came to visit and we had a sewing day. She tried the sew handy but soon progressed to an adult machine. lol
    I am happy for your.

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