When it comes to pens and erasers, there is no problem with chickens and eggs: the pencil, a writing utensil, the graphite for marking used on paper first appeared in the 1
Although there were a variety of early precursors of modern erasers (such as wax pieces), the most commonly used tool was the easiest to purchase: bread. A piece of crustless bread curled into a ball is a remarkably effective eraser. By gently rubbing and tapping the paper, you can easily remove graphite stains. Despite the development of erasers over the years, some artists still use bread to lighten and smooth their pencil marks.