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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
An eraser made from [[rubber%2C%20natural|natural rubber]]. Erasers made from caoutchouc were first used in 1770 by Joseph Priestley. He dubbed the small elastic balls as 'rubbers' because they could remove pencil marks with a simple rubbing action.
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An eraser made from [[rubber (natural, vulcanized)|natural rubber]]. Erasers made from caoutchouc were first used in 1770 by Joseph Priestley. He dubbed the small elastic balls as 'rubbers' because they could remove pencil marks with a simple rubbing action.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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goma de borrar de caucho (Esp.); gomme (Fr.), gomme à effacer (Fr.); gomma da cancellare (It)
 
goma de borrar de caucho (Esp.); gomme (Fr.), gomme à effacer (Fr.); gomma da cancellare (It)
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* Hermann Kuhn, ''Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities'', Butterworths, London, 1986
 
* Hermann Kuhn, ''Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities'', Butterworths, London, 1986

Latest revision as of 17:20, 4 August 2020

Rubber "crepe" eraser

Description

An eraser made from natural rubber. Erasers made from caoutchouc were first used in 1770 by Joseph Priestley. He dubbed the small elastic balls as 'rubbers' because they could remove pencil marks with a simple rubbing action.

Synonyms and Related Terms

goma de borrar de caucho (Esp.); gomme (Fr.), gomme à effacer (Fr.); gomma da cancellare (It)

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Ivan Amato, Stuff: The Materials the World is Made of, Avon Books, New York, 1997

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