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1854 Excerpt: ...of the country, protected by legislative
enactment, and were recoverable with damages for non-delivery of
the cotton after a period of forty days, if not otherwise
stipulated. They were received by merchants in payment of accounts,
or for the purchase of goods, and were also readily disposed of at
the rate of five dollars per hundred pounds of seed cotton, thus
relieving the planter of all further trouble and charge; the
expense of packing, hauling, storing, shipping, &c, being borne
by the purchaser. PREPARATION OF COTTON FOR MARKET, EXPORTATION,
AND SALE. Many meritorious modifications and improvements have from
time to time been introduced in the construction of the gin. These
consist chiefly in the size of the cylinder and brush, the
construction of the teeth, and the form and arrangement of the
grates, by which the efficiency of the machine has been more than
quadrupled. Gins are now constructed to run from forty to eighty
saws; the sixty-saw gin is, however, most generally used, and is
capable of turning out a daily average of three or four bales of
clean cotton. The cotton gin, in the form now used, is composed of
a stand of about six feet in width, inclosing a cylinder and brush,
arranged horizontally, and running on iron axes in composition
metallic boxes. On the cylinder are arranged a series of circular
saws, or rags, as they are familiarly termed, made of best
cast-steel plates, in segments, or two parts. They are placed about
one inch apart, and are so stayed and secured to the cylinder as to
insure a perfect accuracy and uniformity of action. The teeth are
very pointed and oblique, and are very carefully and smoothly
dressed. The cylinder, when put in motion by a band running on a
trundle-head attached to it on one side of the stand, and b...
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