Idris and Haddad Arabic Typewriter


The Idris & Haddad was a Caligraph New Century No.10 typewriter outfitted with an Arabic keyboard. It was developed ca.1899 by Egyptian artist/ inventor Selim S. Haddad with the manufacturer of the Caligraph, The American Writing Machine Company of 343 Broadway, New York. Selim Haddad owned a pair of business machines and office supplies stores, one in Cairo and one in Alexandria, that he named The American Stores. from where he sold "Haddad's Arabic Typewriter." I am unsure why the Idris name is one the typewriter. (آلة كاتبة ,العربية)

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