The History of Media (The Beginning-1950 A.D.)

Eli Whitney's The Cotton Gin: 1794

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            The Cotton Gin is a device for removing the seeds from cotton fiber. Eli Whitney's machine was the first to clean short-staple cotton and a single device could produce up to 50 pounds of cleaned cotton in a day. 

           Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry in the United States. Prior to his invention, farming cotton required hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers.











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