Courtesy of USDA, ARS, Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory, Mesilla Park, New Mexico. Photograph by Billy M. Armijo
Fones McCarthy Cotton Gin
A McCarthy Gin manufactured to an 1881 patent specification by Platt Brothers Ltd. in Oldham, England. This rear view shows
the spirally-wound textured roller that works in conjunction with the reciprocating blade to gin the cotton. In front of the
roller is the characteristic leather doffing roller.