VINTAGE AZTEC 700 PORTABLE TYPEWRITER W/ CASE - RARE!!

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL RARE VINTAGE AZTEC 700

PORTABLE TYPEWRITER WITH THE

ORIGINAL LEATHERETTE CASE

IT IS IN GREAT WORKING CONDITION

WITH ALL OF THE KEYS AND FUNCTIONS WORKING GREAT

THE CASE IS IN GOOD CONDITION THE LATCH

WORKS AND KEEPS THE CASE CLOSED

IT WAS MADE IN EAST GERMANY

IT'S A REAL RARE TWO-TONE BEAUTY

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES

HERE IS SOME MORE INFO:

Pictured here is the enigmatic Aztec 700 type writer, a type writer made in East Germany during the fifties and early sixties and marketed under a variety of names. In Europe it was sold as the "Erika" and as "Boot" in England. Initially, because I couldn't track the name down in either Beeching or Adler, I was under the impression that this was a rare and little known variety.

However, after chatting with Bob Aubert of Riverside, New Jersey, a skilled restorer and collector of type writers, I discovered that he had sold these in the early sixties when it was illegal to import items from Iron Curtain countries. His boss was able to make arrangements in East Germany to bring the machines into the country (perhaps through Canada) and then he would drive to New York, fill his trunk with them, and return to South Jersey to sell them. The conservatory's own restorer, Jim
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