Whitney, Eli (17651825)

Whitney, Eli, an American inventor, born in Massachusetts; invented the cotton-gin, a machine for cleaning seed-cotton, and became a manufacturer of firearms, by which he realised a large fortune (17651825).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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