COTTON GIN : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread


-- Marvin Perez (, March 04, 2002


I am in the process of building my wife a cotton gin. We have been scrounging parts and looking at old pictures and trying to decide just how big and so forth. If it works will advise you.

-- David in North Al (, March 04, 2002.

Maybe these links will be helpful:

According to legend, Eli Whitney conceived of the idea of the gin in two ways: by watching a cat reach through a fence, try for a chicken, and come away with nothing but feathers and by hearing Catherine Green say as she handed him a hearth brush, "Mr. Whitney, here's what you need," to remove the seeds from the cotton. Animation of Cotton Gin Working, tongindoc.htm

Original Patent Papers/Drawings,

Cotton Gin Pictures,

Cotton Gin kit: Parts, printable facsimile documents, instructions, $12 ea.,

-- BC (, March 04, 2002.

WOW... I quess you really can find anything on the net....LOL

-- Kristean Thompson (, March 04, 2002.

I am also trying to find out how to build one, if you look through the archive, I don't know the topic, there's an answer from someone who was building a big one for his color cotton farm. In the Smithsonian website, it looks like they have a cotton gin of some sort in a hands on exhibit in one of their museums. I'm hoping to get up there some time this summer.

-- Joan Murray (, March 10, 2002.

you guys are retarded for building your wife a cotton gin. take her shopping you cheap bastard

-- stephaine secor (, April 18, 2002.

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