ink eraser (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Jan 30 17:39:23 UTC 2012

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> I'd imagine it refers to something like the top item on this catalog
> page (1913 Keuffel & Esser Co.).  They are used to scrap ink off
> vellum/parchment drawings. They are more or less obsolete, now, with
> everything being done in CAD programs and large format laser printers
> and plotters, but I've got a couple in my old drafting kits.

Another here, from 1948 Gordon Draftsmen's Supply Catalog:

and here, from J. H. Weil & Co., 1953:

1954-59 K&E:

1955 Defiance Sales:

1971 Alvin General catalog:

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