Restoring a Pre-Civil War Cotton Gin

Southland Flywheelers Antique Tractor & Engine Club tackles restoration of a cotton gin built before the Civil War.

Red Idler Pulley
In order to make the saw shaft and the brush shaft turn in opposite directions, so that the bristles can remove lint fibers from the saw teeth during the ginning process, an idler pulley is required.
Photo Courtesy Bill Friday