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.
Old Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin the implement or machine used to pull the cotton fibers from the seed. Each fiber grows from the seed like hairs from the head. There are two basic types—the black-seed cotton, from which the fibers pull away rather easily, and the green-seed cotton, from which it is difficult to free the fibers.
As the days grow shorter and colder, farmers across Kansas are reaping the benefits of a year of hard work.
New Cotton Gin