Invented by Eli Whitney
- It was invented in Mulberry Grove
- It was invented during industial era when everything was coming together in 1793
- This invention seperates the cotton from the cooton seeds.
- Important to history : It made slaves more useful cause they could get more cotton seperated.
- Purpose of the invection: This invention sped up the time it took to seperate cotton from the seeds.
- How it works:
- The design comprised a wire screen, with numerous, small hooks made from wire. The hooks served the purpose of pulling the cotton into the machine, while the integrated brushes quickly cleared the loose lint.
- Cotton lints are cleaned within a wooden cylinder. The cylinder has rows of spikes that form a grid and function like a comb.
- When the open cotton pods pass through the bars of the grid, the close-knit design does not allow the seeds to pass through.
- The cleaned cotton fibers, minus the seeds, are then extracted through the wire teeth of the grid-like comb and sorted in a pan on the other side.
"Cotton Gin." American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
ItemID=WE52&iPin=AHI0078&SingleRecord=True (accessed February 4, 2014).
By: Brennen Kellum