The original Aero shuttle was made in England. Unfortunately, in 1979, there was a fire and the factory was destroyed including the mold for the shuttle. Other brands attempted to recreate the Aero shuttle design but they were not like the original. The closest to the original was the Aero which was made in Germany.
I have one of the Aero shuttles that has "Made in Germany" on it but the
end of the shuttle that holds the bobbin for winding is a tad too long,
doesn't really fit the bobbin, and it pokes my hand while I'm tatting.
Although I like the idea of removable bobbins, I don't really like the
German Aero shuttle.
Barbara Foster of Handy Hands worked with tatters who still had the original Aero shuttle and has reproduced it.
Today I went to Hobby Lobby and they had one of the new Aerlite shuttles. I was very hesitant about getting it since it was in the same style as the German Aero I have. After a few minutes of debating, I decided to get one and give it a try. I am so glad I did. It is wonderful. The bobbin end is shorter than the German Aero and does not hit my hand. The only other shuttle I like as much is the Clover shuttle.