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Edward Nairne 1770

Nairne produced the first rubber 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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Prevalence:Nairne, Eraser