Eli Whitney

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United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)


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Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, nearly went bankrupt protecting his work from being pirated, for example.
This outstanding series of 23 minute DVDs begins with "A History of Invention" and "Inventing in Today's World", and then continues with the stories of Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Louis Pasteur, James Watt, Eli Whitney, and the Wright Brothers.
A cast of bright young things (Ashley Lilley, as hopeful Hope, is just 20, according to the programme) mixes it with seasoned pros ( there, as megabucks Eli Whitney, is ballroom dancing Barry Howard from Hi-Di-Hi
Most common celebrity names in crossword puzzles: ELLA Fitzgerald, ESTEE Lauder, ERLE Stanley Gardner, ELI Whitney, Leon URIS, ERMA Bombeck and Clifford ODETS.
IF YOU WERE ASKED TO NAME three American inventors, likely answers would include Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and maybe someone like Eli Whitney.
First, in 1793, the enterprising Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin.
Among the passengers heading for England are Reno Sweeney, a sometime celebrity evangelist turned nightclub entertainer, and Lord Oakleigh, a wealthy English aristocrat, accompanied by his debutante fiancAe, Hope Harcourt, her protective mother and Wall Street millionaire Eli Whitney.
The latter innovation, invented by Eli Whitney when he contracted to manufacture musket components, in turn led to mass production, easily replaced parts in a given machine, and the potential for products to be offered as different models using the same core elements.
You might be the next Cyrus McCormick, Alexander, Graham Bell, Charles Goodyear, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Eli Whitney, or Johannes Gutenberg.
Another Gilbert scholar, Bill Brown of the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, Connecticut, puts it this way: "There are two epic figures of American toys-two showmen who used toys to create worlds of their own.
Auditions were held in Bedworth at the weekend but the principal part of Lord Evelyn Oakley, an English aristocrat, and a cameo role involving Eli Whitney, an American millionaire, remained unfilled.
Sally Hill, an exhibit designer at the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, Conn.
the venture capitalist firm founded by the heirs of cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney.
The cultivation was itself facilitated by the invention of a cotton gin, first mentioned in 1314, although it is perhaps fanciful to speculate, as the author does, that Eli Whitney might have heard of this device five hundred years later.
All the while, though, this process of allusion, imitation, and appropriation (whether metaphorical or referential) never claims completion or absolute values; it is always particular, tentative, dynamic as it shifts noiselessly from ancient Phoenicia to Eli Whitney, from the storehouse of cultural plunder to an encounter with the Allmuseri god.