Cotton Gin

Eli Whitney

Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin, machine for separating the fibers of raw or seed cotton from the seeds. The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 by the American inventor Eli Whitney was one of the most important factors in the creation of the immense cotton industry in the U.S.; before that time the removal of seeds was a tedious and uneconomical manual process.

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Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South.
Cotton Gin Cart Demonstration