Cotton Gin

By Eli Whitney

Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin is a for removing seeds from cotton fiber. Such machines have been around for centuries. Eli Whitney's machine of 1794, however, was the first to clean short-staple cotton, and a single device could produce up to fifty pounds of cleaned cotton in a day.
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Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1793. This was one of the key invention of the industrial revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South.