Workplace & School

Blackboards, chalk, and erasers
(although the boards were frequently green)
Now largely replaced by whiteboards
Blackboards, chalk, and erasers

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Posted by chrisbroz at 5:54 pm (PDT) on Wed October 21, 2015   
Clapping' the erasers was an honor for most...unless you got detention for some infraction...the it WASN'T an honor...but you told mom & dad you stayed behind to 'help' the teacher...kinda, sorta the truth, but nopt really...lotta 'Gappin' & Stretchin' goin' on...as Huckleberry Finn used'ta say...
Posted by Doot at 4:58 am (PST) on Tue February 19, 2013   
I remember taking the erasers outside and clapping them together, during class "study times" This was when "blackboards" were actually stil black. 
Posted by Duff at 3:45 pm (PST) on Sun February 3, 2013   
Wow, really?  According to my recollection, I cleaned them after school, not during class, and did so by clapping a couple of them together outside. Cool
Posted by GlenEllyn at 3:26 pm (PST) on Sun February 3, 2013   
I remember cleaning erasers as being an honor.  You got to leave class and go to the custodian's "room" where there was a special vacuum device.  You slid the erasers along a metal guide over the vacuum that sucked the chalkdust from the erasers.  Teachers usually awarded the task to better students who could afford to miss some class time.  You were envied for being smart enough to be allowed to do it.
Posted by Duff at 10:53 am (PST) on Sun February 3, 2013   
I recall being assigned the chore of cleaning the erasers, but don't remember whether it was as punishment or reward.

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