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Chris333

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Name game
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:54:41 AM »
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So I bought this Bar mills kit:
http://www.barmillsmodels.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=68&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=999&vmcchk=1&Itemid=999

And it is a nice kit. I didn't like the shed on the roof though  :| so I put it on the side and added a water tank:


One thing... I hate the name Pinkham's Pallet & Keg. It sounds a little bit Micky Mouse to me.

So what does this building look like it does and what should I call it?  I'd like to make a black band sign like the original, but with the new name.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 08:18:18 AM »
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Brownsteak Casket Company?
Palechicken Distillery?

But seriously, nice job turning a mickey mouse "craftsman artisitic" building into a believeable structure.
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Re: Name game
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 08:22:29 AM »
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Errr   it doesn't have to be a funny name, just something that looks good slapped up on the wall.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 08:39:00 AM »
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Figure out what it does, what it ships and receives, how many loads per week, the tax rate it pays, union vs non union, does it have a legacy in the community and if it has environmentally sustainable practices....

Then name it after Ed............ :trollface:
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Re: Name game
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 08:52:43 AM »
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Re: Name game
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 09:06:28 AM »
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That flat roof will collect water.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 09:11:26 AM »
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The Rusty Trombone Musical Instrument Restorations.
Giant Organ and Piano Co.
Cleveland Steam Fittings.
Morningwood Pole and Shaft.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 09:17:00 AM »
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Morningwood Pole and Shaft.

 :trollface:

FTW!

Down my way it would be something like Boudreau's Bateaus or Geautreaux's Mercantile and Outboard Shop.
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Re: Name game
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 09:23:47 AM »
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Re: Name game
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 09:34:54 AM »
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Less serious.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 09:40:59 AM »
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J.A. MacDonald Tool & Die

I like this one.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 09:46:08 AM »
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Re: Name game
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 09:52:41 AM »
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Doolittle Manufacturing.

I'm 50 years old, and the name "Doolittle" still cracks me up.

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Re: Name game
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 09:57:38 AM »
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Reminds me of a building I usta rent..Was "Grablick's Dairy" before it closed in the early 80's.They had a really cool car in the garage in back,a dark green/cream '47 lincoln V-12 convertible....

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Re: Name game
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 10:16:21 AM »
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It's pretty small outfit.  Probably a sole proprietorship.   

I'm thinking just a name, with a nebulous and somewhat loosely defined product.

Pick your maternal grandfather's name or something like that.   J. P. Smith & Co.  Or Name & Sons.

The 1800's-1900's were hip deep in Name & Name partnerships rather than small corporations.  Branding and tradmarks were long to emerge.    First generation usually had the founders name or the partnership name on it.  Different era. 

It's great fun with the pun names, I used them myself for years, stuff like the Miracle Chair,   Boye Iyme Board Co., Tinf Oil, etc.    It gets old.   Real ones that odd (and they do exist) are a little more fun.   
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