Eli Whitney

Born: 1765
Birthplace: Westboro, Mass.

Cotton gin—Whitney invented the cotton gin, a machine that greatly increased the speed for separating the cotton from its pod and seeds and to clean it. Whitney also adopted the concept of interchangeable parts in manufacturing. (1974)

Died: 1825
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