Invention of Single Roller Cotton Gin
History of Single Roller Cotton Gin
The single roller cotton gin in India was discovered at an early age, as long ago as the 5th century, and the famous Ajanta Caves located in the Indian state of Maharashtra in the western region of the country demonstrates its evidences through carvings in the caves. This traditional form of cotton gin was used in the country until the time technology shaped up and innovations were made in later years to come up with modern tools of cotton ginning, that is, the foot powered gins.
When it was first originated in India in the form of a mechanical device, it was traditionally known as a “charkha,” which in English means a wooden worm-worked roller, something that is quite famous in other forms of Indian architecture in history. This mechanical device, in most parts of the country, was run by a water power and sources.
Taking its origination from India, the modern mechanical cotton gin was then invented in the United States of America in the year 1793, by Eli Whitney who also got a patent on it, which was validated only in the year 1807.