Cotton Gin

Bennett Helgerson


  • The first cotton gin was made by inventor Eli Whitney.
  • It had wire screens and small wire hooks.
  • Whitney's gin revolutionized the cotton industry.
  • Cotton was in high demand.

How it is used

  • A cotton gin is a machine that is used to harvest cotton.
  • The gin quickly separates the cotton fibers from the seeds.
  • This allows more productivity in less time.


This machine made it easier to produce the cotton fibers into clothing, and other cotton goods. The cotton seeds were then used to plant more cotton or meal for animals.
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