Eraser
Inventor
Inventor Edward Nairne
Edward Nairne
Born1726
Sandwich Kent
Died1 September 1806 | Age 80



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."
eraser
eraser


Needed invention

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

Hymen Lipman 1858

It took another few years for Hymen Lipman (March 20, 1817 – November 4, 1893), born to English parents, to have the idea of putting the eraser on the other end of a pencil. He patented his invention on March 30, 1858.


Tags: pencil eraser graphite writing letter
The emblem of Rule Britannia
In History
  • 16 February 1834.
    This month 188 years ago the world lost Lionel Lukin
  • 14 February 1779.
    This month 243 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 232 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • 06 February 1804.
    This month 218 years ago the world lost Joseph Priestley
  • 21 February 1741.
    This month 281 years ago the world lost Jethro Tull
  • 10 February 1868.
    This month 154 years ago the world lost David Brewster
  • 19 February 1927.
    This month 95 years ago the world lost Herbert Akroyd Stuart
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 138 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 110 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
  • Christmas Cracker. 200 years ago 18/10/1823 Tom Smith was born
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 57 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
  • 08 February 2017.
    This month 5 years ago the world lost Peter Mansfield
  • 17 February 2011.
    This month 11 years ago the world lost Ron Hickman
  • Marshall Amplification. 100 years ago 29/7/1923 Jim Marshall was born
  • 50 years ago in 1973 The first stable LCD is announced to the world.
The emblem of Rule Britannia
Who Invented?
Who Discovered?
Who Created?
The History of..

Tags:Inventor,