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LOGO: Journal of Cotton Science

 


The multidisciplinary, refereed journal contains articles that improve our understanding of cotton science. Publications may be compilations of original research, syntheses, reviews, or notes on original research or new techniques or equipment.

Highlights From This Issue

Hodgen Holmes’ Cotton Gin – With improvements over Eli Whitney’s cotton gin (patented in 1794), Holmes’ gin allowed for continuous operation, used saws versus wooden spikes that increased durability, and used a slotted bar instead of flat-iron ribs. Patented in 1796, Holmes’ gin may actually predate Whitney’s with a caveat of invention dated 1789 (Figure taken from Saw and Toothed Cotton Ginning Developments by Charles A. Bennett).

FEATURED ARTICLE


Engineering and Ginning
COTTON GINNERS HANDBOOK
Development of the Cotton Gin
Sidney E. Hughs, Gregory A. Holt, Carlos B. Armijo, Derek P. Whitelock, and Thomas D. Valco
Pages: 34-43

Hodgen Holmes’ Cotton Gin – With improvements over Eli Whitney’s cotton gin (patented in 1794), Holmes’ gin allowed for continuous operation, used saws versus wooden spikes that increased durability, and used a slotted bar instead of flat-iron ribs. Patented in 1796, Holmes’ gin may actually predate Whitney’s with a caveat of invention dated 1789 (Figure taken from Saw and Toothed Cotton Ginning Developments by Charles A. Bennett).