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Thread: What are your machines' names and why?

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    Member Hummer Lady's Avatar
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    All Singers...
    My first Featherweight...and first vintage machine - 1956 Darling Lily (because she was so darling when I saw her).
    2-tone 301a - Heddie (just liked the name)
    1947 Featherweight - Millie (original owner's name was Mildred)
    1953 15-91 Esther Irene (after my grandmother...because she looked stocky like grandma)
    Black 301a - Virginia (Ginny) - because I bought her from a man who lived on Virginia Street.
    Taupe 301a - Miz Juanita - after my lifetime friend, Juanita who gifted her to me.
    Miss Nancy - 1910 Redeye treadle - after my friend Nancy who gifted her to me.
    Gurtie - my 1971 HS graduation gift a Singer Stylist 457 - named after the HS mascots Gus & Gurtie.
    "Find Joy in the Journey"
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    I just purchased a 1951 FW about 3 months ago, and I named her Lady Millicent.... I am very happy i purchased her!!!!

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    Necci baby and Juki baby

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    My Featherweights are :1951 Annie(for anniversary model),1948 Maggie May (like the Rod Stewart song),1957 Patty for the woman I bought it from and 1961 tan is Freddie for the man I bought it from.
    The treadles are :Singers: 1968 237 zig zig is Sofia(just like the name),1949 15-90K is Karie,1936 201K is Randy,1916 66-1 red eye is Ruth for my grandma,1955 Pfaff model 60 is Gertrud for my Auntie a lovely German girl.
    Most often I name my machines for the person that I buy them from.
    Sharon W.

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    Not all of my machines have names-some just seem like a name, and some don't. Of the ones that do, they are:

    Noriko, a two-tone green Riccar 310, Maybell the FW, after her previous owner, and Ludwig P Nahmaschine, a Pfaff130. (My osmg named him, believe it or not. I was complaining that he seemed like a named machine, yet I couldn't come up with a girl's name that fit. He said, "Of course not-he's not a girl, and his name is Ludwig." It stuck.) Oh, and the treadles, Temperance, the 1920's red eye, and Mrs Willard, the New Willard.
    There's no such thing as too many sewing machines!

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    My Singer Quantum XL3400 is Vesta, just because I like the name
    My Bernina 1530 is Martha, named for friends deceased Mom who was the previous owner
    My Singer 401A is Elsie, named for friends deceased Mom who was the previous owner
    My Singer 301A is Helen, named after my sweet Nana
    My Singer 15-91 is Ethel, named after my Mom's Mom who I never knew
    I have a Singer Spartan and a Singer 99 but I can't remember their names
    My Juki Serger MO644D is Bronwyn, because I like the name
    I'm keeping a White Model 808 for DD. DD inherited it from her Dad's Mom and her name is North Carolina, just like previous owner.
    Last edited by annthreecats; 11-16-2012 at 05:27 AM.

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    Let me know when you see the theme. :P

    First came Betty - the 1913 Model 27 treadle. She just seemed like a Betty.
    Next, the 1950 FW, I figured she'd be Betty's friend, but sometimes rival for my attention, so her name is Veronica, Ronnie for short.
    Midge was next, she's the 1950 FW that I recently sold.
    Moose, the 1936 15-91, who will push through almost anything...
    Archie was next, he was a thrift store find, the 1958(?) 403A. He was supposed to be my main machine. I ended up selling him when I got the 401A and the 503J. I figured there were too many of the one type, and I can't use them all, I don't actually sew all that much, in fact.
    Alice was next. She's the 1889 VS2. Predecessor to the Model 27,... naturally, she should be Mrs Cooper, Betty's mom....
    After that I fell off naming them for a bit, but the 1950 99K was named Jelly Bean.

    The question I have is, can you reuse names? Archie and Midge are gone but not forgotten, but different machines have assumed their roles...

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