Eraser
Inventor
Inventor Edward Nairne
Edward Nairne
Born14 July 2020
Sandwich
Died1 September 1806 | Age 213



Edward Nairne 1770


Nairne produced the first rubber writing eraser, for an inventions competition.

The invention was described by Joseph Priestley on April 15, 1770: "I have seen a substance excellently adapted to the purpose of wiping from paper the mark of black-lead-pencil. ... It is sold by Mr. Nairne, Mathematical Instrument-Maker, opposite the Royal-Exchange."
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Needed invention

Before the rubber eraser the common ink remover was old bread crumbs. This was a messy process if you had the crumbs to hand.
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