Build your own cotton gin to help students understand how it worked.

-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton, mostly by speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. He is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing.

Texas Cotton Gin Museum (and Gift Shop) -  Admission . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE  Hours (Tues. – Sat.). . . . . . . . . 10 am – 4 pm  Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Major Holidays   Cotton Gin Tour of historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin – tour lasts approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Daily (Tues. – Sat.) . . . 10 am & 2 pm Tour Fees: Adults - $6 --- Students - $4  ---  Children Under 5 - Free

Texas Cotton Gin Museum (and Gift Shop) - Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Hours (Tues. – Sat.). . . . . . . . . 10 am – 4 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Major Holidays Cotton Gin Tour of historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin – tour lasts approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes. Daily (Tues. – Sat.) . . . 10 am & 2 pm Tour Fees: Adults - $6 --- Students - $4 --- Children Under 5 - Free

A cotton gin on display at the Eli Whitney Museum.

Machine that easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing much greater productivity than manual cotton separation.

Filled with beach remembrances, collectibles, apparel and home furnishings, The Cotton Gin is a refreshing diversion on a sultry summer day. A #nostalgic decor hints of summers past.

Filled with beach remembrances, collectibles, apparel and home furnishings, The Cotton Gin is a refreshing diversion on a sultry summer day. A decor hints of summers past.

The Cotton Gin's were invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 for it to help reduce labor but it actually increased it.

The Cotton Gin's were invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 for it to help reduce labor but it actually increased it. Picture of a cotton gin and brief description of historical significance

Detail from Patent Drawing for the Cotton Gin

The Cotton Gin brought to America by Eli Whitney brought the slave trade into full swing by making it easier to produce a lot of cotton and was what originally made the southern states' economy so strong before the Civil War.

"December 1, 1892, THE LANDMARK (Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina)  -The Stanly News says some days ago Mr. Augustus TAYLOR got his left hand caught in PARKER’S cotton gin at PENNINGTON’S mills, about 10 miles from Albemarle, and his hand was torn off and his arm badly mangled. Only a short time before he lost his right hand in a similar way."

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Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin

The Cotton Gin patented by American Eli Whitney in helped revolutionise the way the cotton seed was separated from the plant, after the heads had been harvested by cotton pickers from the field.

#10 Cotton Gin, they used this to make cotton usable in clothing. Very important because well, people need clothing.

Cotton Gin, they used this to make cotton usable in clothing. Very important because well, people need clothing.

Texas Cotton Gin Museum

Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas .the Oldest Operating Cotton Gin in America!

This is cotton gin from the colonial history. In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton. Mostly by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. For his work, he is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing.

How the Cotton Gin Changed the Course of American History

Mississippi History Now published an article in 2006 entitled, "Cotton in a Global Economy: Mississippi by Eugene R.

Cotton - The cotton is being weighed at the gin. Notice the wagon driver is checking the reading of the scales.

Weighing cotton at the gin, To determine the weight of a load of cotton, gin operators weighed the wagon twice- once loaded with cotton, once empty.

Eli Whitney's cotton gin | Within 10 years after the cotton gin was put into use, the value of the total United States crop leaped from $150,000 to more than $8 million. This success of this plantation crop made it much more difficult for slaves to purchase their freedom or obtain it through the good will of their masters.

Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin helped the rapid production of cotton, which was in high demand at the time.

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