The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, July 1969 - April, 1970 Page: 542
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right out of your wagon. No wonder farm boys love machinery. After
the cotton was unloaded, we would sometimes stick our heads up in
the pipe and feel the delightfully cool effect of rushing air.
A little while after the cotton was all out of the wagon we would
pull to a new location and the cotton seed would be returned from a
chute into the wagon. A little later the 5oo pound bale of ginned
cotton would be swung from a rotating crane into the wagon.
While as farm boys of 1910-1914, we understood levers, pulleys, and
various mechanical principles and the trip to the gin was a feast of
various applied mechanical devices all bundled together at one loca-
tion. The cotton gin was awesome and wonderful.
A chopper at work in shoulder-high cotton on the Billie Ellis farm in the
Brazos Bottoms. Courtesy Jim Alvis.
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