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Eli Whitney was an
inventor that was born during the 18th century and died during the 19th
century. Eli Whitney was born December 8, 1765 in Westboro, Massachusetts. His
parents names was Eli Whitney and Elizabeth Fay his father lived to be 65 years
old and his mother lived to be 37 years old. Eli Whitney grew up on a farm in
Westboro, Massachusetts he attended Leicester Academy, a coeducational private
school that was founded March 23, 1784. Leicester Academy started out two
teachers which was an principle and an english preceptor with three student by
the end of the year it had a class size of 20 students enrolled. After his
education at Leicester Academy he attended yale university where he studied new
concepts in applied art and experimental sciences he graduated from yale
academy in the fall of 1792.

Based on the
information from the website https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eli-Whitney
Eli Whitney’s fell on hard times as he accepted a teaching post in georgia but
ended up stranded with no employment, little to no money, and him being in
georgia means that he was far away from his hometown of Westboro,
Massachusetts. Since Eli had fell on times he befriended Phineas Miller, Miller was a man
who was around whitney’s age, he was from connecticut and he also was an yale
educated man he was managed by Mulberry Grove, a plantation owned by Catherine
Greene. Phineas and Eli became friends since Eli had also befriended Catherine
Greene.  During Eli Whitney’s time period
the cotton industry was at an all time high, the south exported a lot of cotton
crops which is part of the reason why they were known as the Cotton
Kingdom.  A small amount of the cotton
that was exported was black seeded cotton which was easy to de-seed once put
through an roller, the remaining amount of cotton that was exported was green
seeded cotton which was more resistant to the roller, it was harder to get out
the green seeds. Whitney saw  what
problems the green seeded cotton caused and he thought of a machine that would
be able to de-seed the cotton easier, make the south more prosperous, and make
the inventor rich. He started on making a prototype of the machine which would
later be called the Cotton Gin. The Cotton gin is a machine that was created by
Eli whitney with the purpose of seed removal this machine had four parts.  The first part was an hooper that fed the
cotton into the gin, the second part was a revolving cylinder that was studded
with hundreds of short hooks that would closely set in ordered lines to match
fine groove cut ins, the third is a stationary breastwork that strained out the
seeds what the fibre flowed through,  the
fourth part was a clearer which was a cylinder set with bristles turning in the
opposite direction, that brushed the cotton from the hooks and let it fly off
by its own centrifugal force.

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Eli Whitney secured a
patent in 1794, Phineas and Eli later went into business together manufacturing
and servicing the cotton gins but unfortunately the partners failed to pay the
service cost, and gins being easily pirated caused the partners to go out of
business with each other by 1797. Whitney had brought lawsuits against the
planters for stealing his invention, and increasing their wealth based off of
his invention. In 1802 the state of South Carolina awarded the partners with
$50,000 which is half of what the partner had requested. After all of the
settlements were filed the partners were awarded with $90,000 dollars. Whitney
later stated that “an invention can be so valuable as to be worthless to the
inventor” Whitney decided not to patent his later inventions such as the
milling machine. Based on www.dictionary.com/browse/milling-machine
The milling machine is a
tool used for rotating a cutter to produce plane or formed
surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter. In 1797
the government was threatened by war with the french, the government solicited
40,000 muskets from private contractors because the two national armies did not
produce enough muskets, one of the private contractors was Eli Whitney he was
able to make 10,000 muskets in 2 years, while 30,200 muskets were made by 26
other private contractors. During him assembling the muskets he formed the idea
of interchangeable parts, in which he says ” The tools which I make contemplate
to make, are similar to an engraving on copper plate from which may be taken a
great number of impressions perceptible alike.” 
“Interchangeable parts are parts that are, for practical purposes,
identical. They are made to specifications that ensure that they are so nearly
identical that they will fit into any assembly of the same type.” It took Eli a
little over 10 years to actually finish assembling the 10,000 muskets due to
epidemics, shortage of supplies, and him having to create a new system of
production. In 1801 Eli Whitney displayed the importance of interchangeable
parts and the muskets to president elect Thomas Jefferson and other important
officials in Washington, Dc. Whitney had them take unassembled musket parts and
put them together using random parts, which he used this to demonstrate his new
system. In 1817 Eli Whitney married Henrietta, the two had four children but
only three children survived. His son Eli Whitney Jr. continued his father’s
arm manufacturing business in Hamden, Connecticut. Whitney continued to make
arms and inventions until his death on january 8, 1825, in New Haven,
Connecticut. He died of what is now known prostate cancer just a month after is
59th birthday.