A New York antique typewriter auction has sold for $6,300 to an antiques enthusiast who plans to restore it to use as a workbench, as reported by the Associated Press.
The auction house, Antiques and Antique Memorabilia in New England, will auction the original typewriter and related items on July 12.
Antiques & Antique is located in the town of Wethersfield, New York, which is about 30 miles east of New York City.
The antique typewriter was purchased in 1894 by William B. Shultz and was stored in his basement, the AP reported.
The typewriter was originally used to type his wife’s first name, “Kudzu,” and other letters.
The typewriter’s owner has not disclosed its exact condition, but he says it’s “very clean and not broken up,” according to the AP.
The auction house describes the typewriter as “very rare” and says it was “preserved to prevent any deterioration.”
The auctioneer, a local collector, has not said when the typewriting will be returned to Shultz, who passed away in 2006.