Posted 7 years ago
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.