Mississippi studies history makers eli whitney 1765–1825 inventor as a boy in new england, eli whitney was fascinated by machines he attended yale university where he tinkered with he watched how enslaved african americans pulled out the lint then he built a machine that copied their hand movements. Eli whitney, (born december 8, 1765, westboro, massachusetts [us]—died january 8, 1825, new haven, connecticut, us), american inventor, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer, best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin but most important for developing the concept of mass production of interchangeable. Eli whitney and the birth of american technology has 28 ratings and 4 reviews mark said: eli whitney ranks as one of the great inventors of american his. Very early in life he demonstrated his mechanical genius and entrepreneurial acumen, operating a profitable nail-manufacturing operation in his father's workshop during the american revolution because his step-mother opposed his wish to attend college, whitney worked as a farm laborer and. Extract blake, eli whitney (27 january 1795–18 august 1886), inventor and manufacturer, was born in westboro, massachusetts, the son of elihu blake, a farmer, and elizabeth whitney, sister of the cotton-gin inventor eli whitney with the financing of his famous uncle, blake graduated from yale college in 1816 he then. Whitney was born in westborough, massachusetts, on december 8, 1765, the eldest child of eli whitney sr, a prosperous farmer, and his wife in the north the adoption of interchangeable parts revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and contributed greatly to the us victory in. If the name “eli whitney” rings a bell, you might have read about him in your american history textbook most famous for his case in point, whitney began a nail manufacturing business out of his father's workshop after realizing the high demand created by the ongoing revolutionary war he later moved. -born inventor eli whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton, mostly by speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber he is credited as a pioneer of american manufacturing find this pin and more on eli whitney by medickelly (look at ) cotton gin colonial history.
Thumbnail of eli whitney (source) eli whitney (8 dec 1765 - 8 jan 1825) american inventor, mechanical engineer and manufacturer short biography of eli whitney. Eli whitney, a massachusetts native, only spent a few months living in georgia, but during that time, in 1793, he invented the cotton gin whitney's machine in the process he pioneered the uniformity system of industrial production by manufacturing muskets with interchangeable parts this represented a. Eli whitney was an american inventor best known for the creation of the cotton gin, one of the key innovations of the industrial revolution whitney was born in massachusetts, and after the death of his mother in 1777, he began working as a nail manufacturer in his father's workshop his stepmother opposed his going to. It was the story that allan nevins and jeannette mirsky had told in the world of eli whitney, published in 1952 “as his invention of the cotton gin altered forever the history of the american south,” nevins and mirsky wrote, “so whitney's sustained work in the manufacture of muskets changed the social and economic growth.
In 1794, us-born inventor eli whitney (1765-1825) patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber by the mid-19th century, cotton had become america's leading export despite its success, the gin made little money for. Even more than the cotton gin, the mass production put into motion by massachusetts farm boy eli whitney (1765 – 1825) in his push to manufacture muskets was in fact, many would argue that whitney's conception of the uniform part should outweigh his cotton gin in the annals of history, but alas, popular history favors. Eli whitney: the cotton gin and american manufacturing biography of the inventor who is best remembered for his invention of the cotton gin and for his idea of interchangeable parts.
Amazoncom: eli whitney and the birth of american technology (library of american biography series) (9780673393388): constance mcl he spent the bulk of his life in and around new england inventing what became the standard manufacturing process in the united states, the science and art of replaceable parts. Eli whitney (born december 8, 1765) is best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin however, his career included a number of other manufacturing innovations he developed interchangeable manufacturing, new milling technologies and more.
The role of eli whitney in the history of the united states of america eli whitney was born in westboro, massachusetts, on december 8, 1765 young eli showed an interest in mechanics and the inspiration came from techniques that whitney had developed in the manufacture of his cotton gin the objective of.
Photos: (left) georgia historical society (right) american textile history museum industrialization eli whitney was born in 1765 and grew up on a massachusetts farm during the in 1798, whitney, who had not seen much profit from his epochal machine, launched a new venture: arms manufacturing once again he. Historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, american inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer eli whitney best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin he made his first violin when he was only 12 eli started college when he was 23, in 1788 he left for. Sources eli whitney - cotton gin, in eli whitney - industrialization, in they made america, an online exhibit from pbs eli whitney and the birth of american technology, by constance green (addison wesley educational publishers, 1965 ) eli whitney and the american system of manufacturing, by merritt roe smith,. A year later he invented the famous cotton gin, a machine used to separate cotton seeds from cotton fiber in 1798, whitney began manufacturing musket rifles for the new american government at his armory he pioneered the use of interchangeable parts and the milling machine whitney died in 1825 at the age of 58.