National Rubber Eraser Day is an American holiday dedicated to the eraser. Thanks to this rubber product we can easily remove pencil marks. This approach is very useful in the case of pencil drawings and blueprints. It is celebrated every year on April 15.
The history of National Rubber Eraser Day is sparse. Before the creation of the rubber eraser, people used wax to remove charcoal or lead marks from paper. With the advent of graphite and pencils, an innovative solution was then needed to effectively erase marks. It was found in 1770 thanks to Edward Nairn. An engineer from England created it and put it up for sale for 3 shillings. The product was a cube with a thickness of 0.5 inches.
However, the eraser was extremely unreliable and was quickly destroyed. The process of rubber vulcanization discovered by C. Goodyear made the erasers stronger and more durable. Since then, the product has become an indispensable component in a stationery set.
In the modern world there are a huge number of varieties of erasers. Manufacturers color, add drawings, make different shapes (for example, in the form of a car, watermelon slices, etc.).
- The vulcanization process gives rubber its elasticity and hardness. Today it is used in all rubber processing plants.
- Before the creation of the eraser, bread crumbs were used instead, which could be moistened in the same wax.
How to celebrate
Upgrade your stationery set with a few new erasers. Learn more about this product today.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users, how often do they use an eraser in their lives?
When National Rubber Eraser Day celebrated in 2024?
National Rubber Eraser Day is observed on April 15 each year.