Eli Whitney

  • American


Eli Whitney is notable for inventing the Cotton Gin, but he made his fortune through his improvements in the manufacturing of rifles at his Whitney Armory. His son, Eli Whitney II, added to the success by expanding production into handguns and eventually selling the armory to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. - AsNotedIn


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Works about Eli Whitney
  • Short Story: The Jaunt (Short Story), Young and Rubicam and the agencies which followed them turned Carune into a combination of Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Pecos Bill, and Flash Gordon.
Themes with Eli Whitney

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name William Pinto House New Haven, CT
1794/04/14 Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the Cotton Gin he created at Mulberry Grove Inventor Mulberry Grove Site Port Wentworth Invention of the Cotton Gin
1798/09/17 After Eli Whitney secures a contract for 10,000 (or possible 15,000) precision made muskets for the US Government, Whitney buys land for a gun factory. Whitney promises to begin delivering weapons made with precise interchangeable parts by 1800. Owner Eli Whitney Gun Factory Hamden, CT
1801/01/00 After a year delay, Whitney demonstrates his, supposedly, precision made guns to public officials. Although, the US government provides additional funds, Whitney's guns are actually made by hand and the parts are not interchangeable. Manufacture Eli Whitney Gun Factory Hamden, CT
1809/00/00 Eli Whitney delvers the last of the 10,000 'precision made' gun order to the US government. Crafted by hand, Whitney's surviving muskets prove that they are not particularly well made. Manufacture Eli Whitney Gun Factory Hamden, CT
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