Fires in cotton gins and how to prevent them
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Fires and fire prevention,
  • Cotton gins and ginning

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Edition Notes

Statementby Harry E. Roethe
SeriesCircular / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 76, Circular (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 76.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25516833M

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Two small fires occurred in the huller breast, but they were easily extinguished by lifting the breast and smothering the flames. 1 This circular is a revision of and supersedes Department Circul Cotton Gin Fires, and , Grounding Cotton Gins to Prevent Fires.   CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WWBT) - A fire has destroyed a popular gift shop in the Outer Banks called “The Cotton Gin.” According to NBC affiliate WAVY, a massive fire . Fire can "flash" across cotton very quickly, especially when a blast of air hits it. Fire from the cotton can then ignite clothing, cause burns and cause lung damage due to smoke inhalation. Following are some suggestions for preventing and dealing with fires in the gin. • Do not smoke in the gin, particularly in trailers and in the overflow.   Cause of Cotton Gin fire ‘undetermined’ By Outer Banks Voice on Octo (CriShaun Eugene Hardy) Hayden Poulin, the Deputy Chief of the Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department, has.

  "The cotton gin animates the American imagination in unique ways. It evokes no images of antique machinery or fluffy fiber but rather scenes of victimized slaves and battlefield dead. It provokes the suspicion that had Eli Whitney never invented the gin, United States history would have been somehow different. Yet cotton gins existed for centuries before Whitney invented his gin in The second aspect of the research study involved site visits to cotton gins with the support of Australian Centre for Agricultural Health & Safety, Moree, NSW. During these visits the existing. cotton fiber and release the seed. Whitney was dissatisfied with his first machine because lint clogged the tufts of copper wire, and he had to Stop to clean them. It is said that Mrs. Greene noticed his distress and offered her fire. place brush for the machine. When Whitney held the brush against the turning tufts. the cotton. Yet cotton gins existed for centuries before Whitney invented his gin in Nineteenth-century scholars overlooked them as well as gins made by southern—and northern—mechanics, in order to create a history meant to chasten some southerners and demean others.

  "Inventing the Cotton Gin is an education in economic and business history as much as a needed revisionist version of the cotton gin myth." (Kim Long Bloomsbury Review) About the Author. Angela Lakwete is an associate professor of history at Auburn University. Product details. While August rains followed by a cool, cloudy, wet September created a series of anomalies in the cotton crop, its resulting low micronaire cotton ignited a firestorm from the field to the cotton gin. Growers to ginners to equipment dealers testify to the dramatic increase of fires in Train gin employees on how to fight and prevent fires. Prevent unauthorized people from entering gin buildings and premises. Move cottonseed to oil mins, and baled cotton to bonded ware-houses rapidly to reduce the volume of cotton stored overnight at the gin. Employ a watchman for 48 hours foHowing a gin fire. A cotton gin – meaning "cotton engine" – is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, enabling much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. The fibers are then processed into various cotton goods such as calico, while any undamaged cotton is used largely for textiles like separated seeds may be used to grow more cotton or to.