This is the earliest known survivor of an integrated cotton ginning system widely used to process cotton from wagon to bale in a continuous operation. The gin machinery was designed and built in 1914 by the Lummus Cotton Gin Company. It can process seven bales per hour. Five gin stands, stick machine, burr machine, separators, cleaners, press pump, and pneumatic conveying fans are driven by a 125-hp Bessemer oil engine. This gin ran commercially until 1974 and was restored to operating condition in 1993.
Lummus Cotton Gin Company
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: TextileEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1914307 North Main StreetBurtonState: TXZip: 77835Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/textile/-173-burton-farmers-gin-mill-%281914%29Creator: Lummus Cotton Gin Company
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/John W. Schulze (CC BY 2.0)Era_date_from: 1914