Cotton Gin Patent

This plate is attached to a cotton gin manufactured by Eli Whitney in 1803. Whitney's "engin" or gin was designed to remove seeds from the fiber of upland cotton, a process which revolutionized the textile industry. This cotton gin is on display at the New Haven Colony Historical Society.

( STEPHEN DUNN / June 3, 2014 )

This plate is attached to a cotton gin manufactured by Eli Whitney in 1803. Whitney's "engin" or gin was designed to remove seeds from the fiber of upland cotton, a process which revolutionized the textile industry. This cotton gin is on display at the New Haven Colony Historical Society.

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