An Eraser of a Different Sort

This eraser attachment was made by Eberhard Faber and has a patent date from the late 1800s.

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The eraser is a little bit thicker than the slot it goes into, so it sits firmly inside.

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The assembly fits round or hex pencils, such as an Eberhard Faber Van Dyke

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…or a Castell 9000.

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I wonder if this design was a stepping-stone to the clamp eraser.

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