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.
Original Eli Whitney Cotton Gin Lot includes original bill of sale, newspaper article documenting the sale and photo of cotton gin with log house where it was used. Also included is an old photo of Cotton gin with Georgia dignataries, including the Governor, a Senator, buyer and seller. A portrait of Eli Whitney, tools used by Whitney while working on the machine, and other interesting artifacts related to this cotton gin accompany