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Posted 4 years ago

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I found this Remington Rand typewriter with Hebrew keys at the flea market in Old Jaffa, Israel. Can't date it precisely, but a more informed collector tells me it's postwar, probably from 1950 or earlier and made especially for the nascent state of Israel. There were of course Hebrew (and Yiddish) typewriters earlier. A new demand for Hebrew typewriters came about with the standardization of modern Hebrew as an official language in a British-ruled Palestine in 1921. This demand no doubt increased in 1948, when Hebrew became the official language of the newly declared State of Israel. An interesting machine. Works perfectly.

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  1. Abby, 4 years ago
    This is the coolest thing I've seen in a LONG TIME! how much did you pay for it? wow that is fantastic.
  2. kilty, 3 years ago
    That is so wonderful. Funny but I have never really thought of typewriters as in different dialect or language features.
    I just took out my Fathers Remington Rand. The keys are covered in mould and it needs cleaning and work. It was shipped from Ireland to me.
    Any tips on how to carefully clean these keys?
  3. krraaa, 5 months ago
    Hello, would you maybe type and scan for me the characters? I would create a font out of it. My email to discuss details: krraaa@yahoo.com

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