by; Eli Whitney
It quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. They used the undamaged seeds to plant and make more cotton.
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Then- It makes it faster for them to separate the cotton. They could pick more cotton daily. The cotton gin made the work less painfully then manually picking.
Now- It is way easier to mass produce products. Which such a high demand for shirts and other cotton products.
The invention was devoleped by wires screens and wire hooks.