Eli Whitney (disambiguation)

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Eli Whitney (1765–1825) was an American inventor and entrepreneur, best known for his cotton gin and his pursuit of interchangeability in firearms manufacture.

Eli Whitney may also refer to:

  • His son (born 1820), known to history as Eli Whitney, Jr., who ran the family's private armory business after his father's death, made advances in firearms, and started a municipal water works
  • The Eli Whitney Museum in the U.S. state of Connecticut
  • Eli Whitney, North Carolina, an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of North Carolina

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