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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:00:19 +0000
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office
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<img width="640" height="575" src="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-700x629.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Image features brown metal unit housing electric motor, having on/off switch at top, circular projection at front with black cord below; pen-like metal &quot;wand&quot; holding cylindrical pink rubber eraser at end. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-700x629.jpg 700w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-300x270.jpg 300w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-170x153.jpg 170w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="33602" data-permalink="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2019/04/23/presto-erased-in-seconds/1995-137-3-ab/" data-orig-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,920" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="1995-137-3-a,b" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-300x270.jpg" data-large-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1995-137-3-ab-700x629.jpg" />The Illinois-based office supplies manufacturer Metal Specialties Manufacturing Company first released a line of “Presto” products in 1939. Originally the line only included pocket and desk-sized staplers, but the firm would eventually create a wider range of products such as this electric eraser. This relatively simple and nondescript device allowed the user to store the...
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