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How did he invent the cotton gin what makes the cotton gin work
First, the cotton balls were put into the top of the machine. Next, you turn the handle, which turns the cotton through the wire teeth that combs out the seeds. Then the cotton is pulled out of the wire teeth and out of the cotton gin.
American inventor Eli Whitney (1765–1825) designed the cotton gin (a machine that separates raw cotton fibers from their seeds) after he visited a Georgia plantation and observed the difficult process of separating seeds from fibers on the cotton boll (flower). Cleaning cotton was therefore a time-consuming process that made cotton growing too expensive to be profitable.