Cotton Gin

The Cotton Gin is a machine designed to separate the seeds from the cotton harvested from the plant. The process uses a small screen and pulling hooks to force the cotton through the screen. It was invented by Eli Whitney on March 14, 1794, one of the many inventions that occurred during the American Industrial Revolution.

The cotton gin made the cotton industry explode. Previous to its invention, separating cotton fibres from its seeds was a labour intensive and unprofitable venture. However, after Eli Whitney, unveiled the cotton gin, processing cotton became much easier resulting in greater availability and cheaper cloth. However, the invention also had the by-product of increasing the number of slaves needed to pick the cotton thereby strengthening the arguments for continuing slavery. Cotton as a cash crop became so important that it was known as King Cotton and affected politics up until the Civil War in America.

Although the invention of the cotton gin changed history and had a great impact, its inventor, Eli Whitney, did not reap much of a profit. The gin made cotton cleaning so efficient that the crop became a primary enterprise for the South. However, patent disputes and supply problems kept Whitney from successfully producing his invention.

The role of the cotton gin has changed dramatically in the last 50 years to keep up with technological and production changes in the cotton industry. At one time, the gin’s only function was to remove cottonseed from the fibre. Today, gins must not only separate the seed from the fibre, they must also dry and clean the fibre and package it into bales before it reaches the textile mill.

All gins differ in some aspects of the ginning process. For instance, saw gins and roller gins: saw gins for ginning upland cottons, and roller gins for ginning.

Below are some of the gins we offer for sale for your educational projects, spinning projects and scientific experiments. If you are interested in buying any of these cotton-gins, please contact us.


Eli Whitney Gin                 Eli Whitney Cotton Gin 

A simplified model of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. Assembly required
Net Weight : 2 lbs (900 g)
Length : 11 inches
Width : 6.25 inches
Height : 3 inches



roller gin
Demonstration model gin ideal for schools, education and classroom projects.
Does not gin cotton but is a great educational tool for educators and teachers
Net Weight : 1.3 lb(600 g)
Length : 9 inches
Width : 3 inches
Height : 7 inches




Capacity : 5-10 lbs (2-4 kg) Seed Cotton per Day
Power : Hand Operated
Net Weight : 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Height : 12 inches
Width : 10 inches





Capacity : 22-33 lbs (10-15 kg) Seed Cotton per Day
Power : Hand Operated
Net Weight : 20 lbs (8 kg)
Height : 22 inches
Width : 13 inches
Length : 33 inches

WHEEL GIN – Click to view video below for wheel cotton gin

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