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Regarding The First Attachable Eraser, Part 3

A scan of the original, handwritten decision of the court regarding J.B. Blair’s patent, 1875. The patents for the pencils and erasers I’ve mentioned so far are only a small sample of those filed and granted between 1858 and 1900. … Continue reading

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Regarding The First Attachable Eraser, Part 2

For an object as quotidian as the pencil, documenting who-thought-of-what-when is a difficult task. But between those who have an idea first versus those who patent an idea first, history tends to favor the latter. 1858 Hymen Lipman was granted … Continue reading

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