A biography of eli whitney an american inventor

As use of the cotton gin increased, cotton cultivation became profitable and cotton exports increased frompounds in to 60 million pounds in Thus, each weapon was unique; if a part broke, its replacement had to be especially made.

Others believe the idea was Whitney's but Greene played an important role as both designer and financier. This was a time-consuming and costly project. Unlike his cotton-gin experiences, however, Whitney profited greatly from this venture. The second offer was in Georgiawhere, stranded without employment, short of cash, and far from home, he was befriended by Catherine Greene.

Eli Whitney: Biography & Cotton Gin

Although the younger Eli, born incould technically be called a "Junior", history has never known him as such. An early leader was Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauvalan 18th-century French artillerist who created a fair amount of standardization of artillery pieces, although not true interchangeability of parts.

Inhe received his cotton gin patent. The Whitney gin could clean an incredible 50 pounds of cotton in one day. Whitney went into partnership in May with Phineas Miller and returned to New England to build his gins.

The cotton gin is a mechanical device that removes the seeds from cotton, a process that had previously been extremely labor-intensive. He taught school to pay his college tuition, and along with the extra money he earned making and fixing machinery, he was able to attend Yale University.

Resentment at this scheme, the mechanical simplicity of the device and the primitive state of patent lawmade infringement inevitable. Whitney and Miller could not build enough gins to meet demand, so gins from other makers found ready sale.

Though it could easily be cleaned of its seed by passing it through a pair of rollers, its cultivation was limited to the coast. This consideration marked his entire career as an industrialist.

Signed by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. He knew his own competence and integritywhich were acknowledged and respected.

It shows sawtooth gin blades, which were not part of Whitney's original patent. It then became clear that Whitney would never control the manufacturing and sale of his invention.

Eli Whitney life and biography

Visit Website Did you know? In the North the adoption of interchangeable parts revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and contributed greatly to the U. Whitney took infringers to court, but he lost his first case, inand it was to be ten years before he won decisively and was able to establish his right to the machine.Eli Whitney: Biography & Cotton Historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, American inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer Eli Whitney.

Best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. The American inventor and manufacturer Eli Whitney () perfected the cotton gin. He was a pioneer in the development of the American system of manufactures. Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Mass., on Dec.

Eli Whitney Facts

8, He took an early interest in mechanical work. Although he worked on his. Eli Whitney: American Inventor (The New Nation Biographies) [Katie S. Bagley] on ltgov2018.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A biography of Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, whose application of standardized parts to the production of weapons and other machines was a major influence in the development of industry. Read a profile of American inventor Eli Whitney, whose invention of the cotton gin was both a blessing and a curse - while it bolstered the sagging Southern economy, it also encouraged the horrific proliferation of the slave trade.

A biography of Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, whose application of standardized parts to the production of weapons and other machines was a major influence in the development of industry.5/5(1). Eli Whitney is best remembered as the inventor of the first commercially viable cotton gin.

Perhaps more importantly, his new method of making muskets, using an assembly line and interchangeable parts, initiated the American mass-production system.

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