Whitney is credited with inventing the cotton gin. This mechanical device efficiently removed seeds from short-staple cotton bolls, resulting in that type of co...
Born December 8, 1765 (Westborough, Massachusetts)
Died January 8, 1825 (New Haven, Connecticut)
Inventor, engineer, manufacturer
Eli Whitney is one of the most influential inventors in A...
The American inventor and manufacturer Eli Whitney (1765-1825) perfected the cotton gin. He was a pioneer in the development of the American system of manufactures.Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Ma...
Born in Westboro, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1765, Eli Whitney showed unusual mechanical ability at an early age. In fact, Whitney's mechanical skills kept him employed making and fixing various ma...