Cotton Gin

A 19th century cotton gin. A 19th century cotton gin. On display in Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

A cotton gin is a machine that quickly separates cotton fibres (lints) from their seeds. 

The first mechanical gin was developed in 1793 by the American inventor, Eli Whitney (1765-1825) and patented in 1794. 


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