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The first pencil with attached eraser patented in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
03/30/1858
Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the first pencil that had an eraser attached. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 454.

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