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Idris and Haddad Arabic Typewriter


The Idris & Haddad, also known as "Haddad's Arabic Typewriter," was really a Caligraph New Century No.10 outfitted with an Arabic or Ottoman keyboard. It was developed ca.1899 by Egyptian artist & inventor Selim S. Haddad. Like most Caligraphs, it was produced by the American Writing Machine Co. at 343 Broadway, New York.


Selim Haddad owned a pair of shops that he named the "American Stores," one in Cairo and the other in Alexandria, from which he sold business machines and office supplies.


I am unsure why the Idris name is also on the typewriter.


(daktilo, آلة كاتبة ,العربية)

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