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Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, MA in 1765. He was always interested in machines, working in his father's woodworking shop, taking apart a watch and putting it back together. At age 14, he set up ... show more

Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, MA in 1765. He was always interested in machines, working in his father's woodworking shop, taking apart a watch and putting it back together. At age 14, he set up a nail-making and then a pin-making shop, and earned a good bit of money.

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