Koh-i-Noor natural rubber Elephant erasers, large and paperweight size
We identify this eraser design as one of the earliest, as far back as 1890. Rectangular in shape and illustrating and elephant, sometimes a whale in the German alter-ego. Even Japanese early erasers used this classic design shape and logo. This one is produced by Czech classic pencil maker Koh-i-Noor Hardmuth and made from natural rubber and some pumice for a little bit of grip.
We have opted for the larger sizes, one as a generous erasing tool, the other, totally oversized, is large enough to serve as a paperweight weighing over 300g! Have fun...
Giant, Paperweight size, 12.3 x 8 x 2.7 cm
Large, 5.4 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm
Pictured here, an French advertisement for the very same eraser dated 1913.