In a book by Derek Tonkin, Modern Cambodian Writing, it says: “The first Cambodian-keyboard typewriters appeared in 1955. Only two models have been produced commercially, by Remington (U.S.A.) and Adler (Western Germany).”
Going deep into both typewriter makers’ websites, I can’t find anything about the Khmer typewriter products they made. But stay tuned! I’m on a mission to find out more!
Adding this Cambodian typewriter to my collection. More work to polish.
The beauty is in each letter and number.
Who invented the Khmer typewriter?
Prominent Cambodian scholar and intellecutal Keng Vannsak invented the Khmer typewriter. Keng Vannsak had many titles: philosopher, historian, linguist, professor, playwright, novellist, poet. And the Camnodian keyboard is his legacy for many generations.