Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney

by Catherine A. Welch




True or False? Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, a machine for removing seeds from cotton.

False! Eli Whitney was the first person to build a wire-toothed cotton gin. But Eli's gin was not the first machine of its kind.

He made nails to earn money when he was a boy
He went to court to protect his wire-toothed cotton gin when others tried to build similar machines.
He started his own musket-making business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760789629
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 07/26/2007
Series: History Maker Bios Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

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