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  Eli Whitney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born on December 8, 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts, the son of a farmer, Whitney graduated from Yale College in 1792, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Whitney is credited with creating the first cotton gin in 1793, a mechanical device which removed the seeds from cotton, a process which until that time had been extremely labor-intensive.
Eli Whitney is also credited with the creation of interchangeable parts and subsequently of the mass production of rifles in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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 Eli Whitney
Whitney is credited with creating the first and the only cotton gin in 1793, a mechanical device which removed the seeds from cotton, a process which until that time had been extremely labor-intensive.
It is known that she associated with Eli Whitney (along with other historical figures such as George and Martha Washington).
Eli Whitney is also credited with the creation of interchangeable parts and of mass production of rifles in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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 Eli Whitney - MSN Encarta
Eli Whitney (1765-1825), American inventor, best known for his invention of the cotton gin.
Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1765, and educated at Yale College (now Yale University).
Although Whitney and Miller received a patent on the gin in 1794, a decision protecting their patent was not rendered until 1807.
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 Eli Whitney Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eli Whitney Museum is a building erected as a musket factory by Eli Whitney on a site he purchased on September 17, 1798.
The museum is located on the site of the Eli Whitney Armory, a factory powered by water from the Mill River where Whitney produced muskets for the United States government.
Whitney's factory was at the very forefront of the American Industrial Revolution, as its muskets were produced by water-powered machinery, and among the first to have standardized, interchangeable parts (for some but not all of its parts).
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 The Eli Whitney Museum, Eli Whitney: The Inventor
Whitney came south in 1793, when the Southern planters were in their most desperate plight.
Whitney's boyhood was precocious in a way that his neighbors could not comprehend.
Whitney settled for teaching (he had taught while attending Yale), and accepted a position as a tutor in South Carolina that promised a salary of one hundred guineas a year.
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 Eli Whitney: The Invention of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney: The Invention of the Cotton Gin
Whitney was encouraged to find a solution to this problem by his employer, Catherine Greene, whose support, both moral and financial were critical to this effort.
While Eli Whitney is best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin, it is often forgotten that he was also the father of the mass production method.
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 Whitney, Eli - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WHITNEY, ELI [Whitney, Eli] 1765-1825, American inventor of the cotton gin, b.
Whitney, whose creative mechanical bent had been evident from boyhood, completed his model gin early in 1793, after about 10 days of work, and by April had built an improved one.
Eli Whitney, N.C., farmer's fame grows with his sweet potatoes.
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 Inventor of the Week: Archive
Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in 1765.
Whitney could not possibly have manufactured one tenth of the gins that that first crop would require; but it is nonetheless unfair that his patent (granted in 1794) guaranteed him only ten years of legal battles, which ended in penury.
And by all accounts, Eli Whitney himself treated his "manufactory" workers with appreciation and respect: the awful abuses of laborers that came about after his death in 1825 were a perversion of his system.
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 Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney was born in the year 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts.
Eli Whitney spent many of his childhood hours tinkering with tools in his father's workshop, which was used to make and repair furniture.
Whitney went to get a patent, but he didn't dare show anyone his gin in fear that they might copy it and sell it before he could get a patent in his hands.
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 Eli Whitney, Inventor of the Cotton Gin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825) was an American inventor and manufacturer who is credited with creating the first cotton gin in 1793.
Whitney's greatest contribution to American industry was the development and implementation of the American System of manufacturing and the assembly line, which he was the first to use when producing muskets for the U.S. Government.
Whitney's cotton gin was capable of maintaining a daily output of 23 kg (50 lb) of cleaned cotton, and its effect was far-reaching, making southern cotton a profitable crop for the first time.
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 Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
His efficient methods, especially the use of interchangeable parts, revolutionized the small-arms industry, and gradually these production methods were applied to most types of manufacturing.
Whitney's genius thus changed the course of a struggling nation on the eve of the industrial revolution.
Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology.
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 Guide to the Eli Whitney Papers (Manuscript Group Number 554) : Finding Aid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts, the son of Eli and Elizabeth (Fay) Whitney.
Whitney's mechanical ingenuity and inventive capacity had been so thoroughly demonstrated, and his reputation for character was so high, that he had no difficulty in finding ten individuals in New Haven to go his bond and furnish the initial capital for the new undertaking.
Whitney's brother Josiah, a Boston merchant, is a frequent correspondent, and with him Whitney discussed the general business climate as well as matters relating to the shipment of cotton and details concerning their sister Elizabeth and her children.
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 Eli Whitney - inventor
ELI WHITNEY'S cotton gin was the final process in the automation of cotton production, but although it brought prosperity to the Southern United States, it brought little material reward for its inventor.
Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts, in 1765, and graduated from Yale in 1792.
Whitney produced the first crude model of his gin in 1793 - 'gin' is short for 'engine' - his patent application was filed in June of that year and by the following March it had been granted.
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 Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin
The History of the Cotton Gin - American inventor Eli Whitney patents one of the greatest achievements of man-the cotton gin.
Whitney did not make his fortune on his invention, and slavery was reintroduced as a viable option to deal with the great demand for cotton.
Whitney and his partner Phineas Miller were trying to come up with a business plan on selling the gin to farmers, but by the time a patent was granted to Whitney, they were in serious financial trouble.
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 World Almanac for Kids
WHITNEY, Eli (1765–1825), American inventor, best known for his invention of the cotton gin.
Whitney was born in Westboro, Mass., on Dec. 8, 1765, and educated at Yale College (now Yale University).
Although Whitney and Miller received a patent on the gin in 1794, not until 1807 was a decision rendered protecting their patent, and in 1812 Congress denied Whitney’s petition for renewal of this protection.
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 Who Made America? | Innovators | Eli Whitney
In popular mythology, Eli Whitney has been deemed the "father of American technology," for two innovations: the cotton gin, and the idea of using interchangeable parts.
Eli Whitney was born in 1765 and grew up on a Massachusetts farm.
Whitney was also one of the first Americans to marry the ideas of republicanism and technological progress.
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 79.03.03: Discover Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney can be a symbol; he was a man who was involved as an inventor and as an entrepreneur in the whole process of manufacturing.
Eli Whitney was a farmer’s son, born in Westborough, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765.
Eli Whitney was born in 1765 and invented the cotton gin in 1793, at the age of
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 Eli Whitney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 and died on January 8, 1825.
Soon after he graduated, Whitney visited a plantation near Savannah, Georgia and got the idea for the invention that would define him for all future generations: the cotton gin.
There is no doubt that Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin has had many positive and negative social, political, and economic effects on the United States.
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 BookRags: Eli Whitney Biography
It is also maintained by some that Whitney was not the first to develop a cotton gin; gins of various designs had been in use in the British colonies from the seventeenth century, notably one designed by Joseph Eve (1760-1835) for use in the West Indies.
Whitney transformed his arms factory in New Haven, Connecticut, to produce musket parts that were precisely machined so that they were identical and thus interchangeable.
Whitney also helped develop the machine tool industry by inventing many of the machines required by his new production methods.
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 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Whitney was one of five great American inventors honored in the series.
Born in Massachusetts in 1765, Whitney graduated from Yale College in 1792.
He was subsequently hired by Catharine Greene, widow of Gen. Nathanael Green, to tutor her children at Mulberry Grove Plantation outside of Savannah.
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 Eli Whitney - Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eleanor (Fisher) Baldwin was a granddaughter of Abigail (Whitney) Bruce and a Kansas Pioneer in the 1860's.
To position yourself from Eli, just count generations you are from Eleanor and add that number of generations to two.
The Eli Whitney Page at The Whitney Family Page, including his ancestry in detail and essays on the cotton gin and its effects.
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 Eli Whitney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WHITNEY, Eli, inventor, born in Westborough, Massachusetts, 8 December, 1765; died in New Haven, Connecticut, 8 January, 1825.
Whitney struggled on until he was convinced that he should never receive a just compensation for his invention.
In 1791 the amount of cotton that was exported amounted to only 189,500 pounds, while in 1803, owing to the use of his gin, it had risen to more than 41,000,000 pounds.
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 Eli Whitney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Eli Whitney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cotton Gin, machine used to separate the fibers of cotton from the seeds.
The American inventor Eli Whitney is generally credited with inventing the...
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 Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney - Eli Whitney Born: 1765 Birthplace: Westboro, Mass.
December 8 Birthdays: Eli Whitney - December 8 birthdays: Eli Whitney, Diego Rivera, James Thurber, Sammy Davis, Jr., William C. Durant, Christina, Mary, Queen of Scots, Aristide Maillol, Jean Sibelius, Lee J. Cobb
Eli Whitney - Inventor, born 8 December 1765, Inventor of the cotton gin
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 Eli Whitney
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.
Eli Whitney - Whitney, Eli, 1765–1825, American inventor of the cotton gin, b.
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 Eli Whitney
In October of 1793, Eli Whitney sent a drawing of his new invention, the cotton gin, to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in application for a patent...
The cotton gin is a machine invented in 1793 invented by American Eli Whitney..
Eli Whitney - Inventor of the Cotton Gin
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