Cotton Gin

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Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin

Eli Whitney

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

In 1817, Whitney wed Henrietta Edwards. The couple would have several children, with Eli Whitney Jr. continuing to work in his father’s manufacturing business as an adult.

Pick cotton Faster

Seperated The seeds.

Made it easier for slavemasters

Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. He was born on December 8, 1765, in Westboro, Massachusetts.In 1789, Whitney started to attend Yale College and graduated in 1792, with some deliberation about becoming a lawyer

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