The Cotton Gin
It Will revolutionize the clothing industry!
What is it?
The cotton gin is a machine that removes seeds form raw cotton.
How does it work?
The cotton gin consists of spiked teeth mounted on a boxed revolving cylinder which, when turned by a crank, pulls cotton fiber through small slotted openings so as to separate the seeds for the cotton.
How will the cotton gin change society?
The cotton gin allows more cotton to be produced faster. This making made it so millions of pounds of cotton can be produced an distributed around the world every year.
The inventor: Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney was born in Massachusetts in 1765. He wanted a way to clean raw cotton easier so he created the cotton gin. Through his creation of the cotton gin cotton became mass produced in the south. Eli Whitney also invented interchangeable parts.