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Large outdoor sculpture of a typewriter eraser.

Let’s see if any of you young people know what this is. Take a guess in the comments below. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake; it’s all just for fun.

Any of you who are near my age will know what it is, as well as the most frustrating part of using it. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Lastly, does anyone know where this sculpture is located?

If you’re ready to find out more, click here.

Happy Friday!

46 comments

  1. So FUNNY – we have that piece here in Seattle (I don’t want to ruin it for anyone by telling what it is – I’m OLD and used that many times!!). When we were in DC our son was not happy that they had OUR art piece, thinking it was a one and only piece!

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    • I agree with your son! When I read this sculpture was in a few places, it felt odd, like that wasn’t right. But I guess, it’s just that interesting!!! I’ve used it many times, too. Do you know the frustrating part I mentioned? Someone with better skills may not have had the issue. Thanks for your comment – and keeping it quiet for a bit more – and enjoy your day!

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  2. It’s an eraser to use on a typing mistake. The brush is to flick away the eraser dust pieces. Long, long ago we had to type on a thing called a typwriter. If we made a mistake the typewriter didn’t correct it for us and it was not possible to backspace over the mistake to make it disappear. As time progressed, IBM made a typewriter that could be backspaced to correct a mistake. And then…..ta da….word processing arrived and saved us all from erasers, carbon paper, white out, and correct tape.

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    • Of course, you are right, Beth! I took two years of typing in high school. And it was hard for me! I remember so many times using that darn typewriter eraser, I’d get a hole in my paper. If your paper had a hole, you had to redo it! I remember so many times holding my paper up to the light hoping I had not totally broke through! Lol! Oh my, how much better for typing now! Thanks for your comment, and enjoy your day!

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      • I had to come back to see what it was! I guess, curiosity got to me. I’ve never seen one, but I did use that white liquid stuff to blot out mistakes, had to let it dry of course, and then resume typing. I’m glad all I have to do now, is push the delete button! Thanks for sharing, 🙂

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        • Thank you for coming back! I remember “liquid paper”, too! That was around shortly after the typewriter eraser. I was in love with that stuff; although, sometimes I had a little mound of dried liquid paper on my paper. 🙂 I wasn’t a very good typist back then. My grandma used to say, “The good ole days? – You can have ’em!” And when it comes to typing, I couldn’t agree more. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    • Well, maybe your high school was in a more rural area – where typing skills weren’t as needed. Don’t tell me you are old. First, with your power walking I am sure your “body age” is younger than mine. And two, I know I’m close, so that would make me old, too. Let’s just laugh and feel young!

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    • Well, “window screen fixing do-hickey” would have been a good guess! Maybe use the end to brush the bugs away? 🙂 I used to have one of those, too. And as they say, “Better Late than Never!” Enjoy your Saturday, David!

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    • I haven’t seen a real one since I finished my high school typing class and threw it in the trash can as fast as I could. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  3. I’m old enough to know but still got it wrong! I thought it was one of those cutters used for cloth (like cutting a jacket sleeve 😉). I clicked on the link and see you do indeed enjoy sculptures.

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    • Well, David, you may be old enough, but did you ever use one? I almost always got a hole in my paper when I had to use it. Then I had to retype the whole assignment! I do remember those cutters. It also reminded me of a “wheel” tool I had to put chalk marks on a sewing project. Not sure why I needed to do that anymore! And yes, I do enjoy seeing sculptures. Especially ones with “movement.” And especially when they are outside!

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  4. I’m old enough to have taken typing class in HS on typewriters and I used an old non-electronic typewriter when I worked at the school library… but the head librarian was very particular. No erasers for me, if I made a mistake on that old machine I had to start over. I worked very slowly! Lol 😂

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    • Oh yes, I remember those little papers, now that you mention them. I don’t think they were out too long before “auto-correct” was a feature on the typewriters. At least, that’s how I remember it. You are right though. I think I always said a prayer when I turned in my assignment, a prayer that the instructor wouldn’t notice my mistakes! Or at least the instructor would have mercy on me!

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  5. My mama had one of these; it was so old the eraser part was dried up and no longer actually erased. As a kid, I thought it was fun to play with. When I took typing in high school we had a different “pencil” style eraser.

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    • Now that you say that, I think I had the “pencil” style, too. Maybe it was an upgrade in my second year of typing. If I remember correctly, it worked just as well – putting holes in my paper! Hope you have a great week ahead!

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    • Yes, you are young folk! I used it for typewriter mistakes, but it will erase either kind of mistake. Unfortunately, I seemed to always erase a hole in my typing paper and had to redo! Hope you have a great Sunday!

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