Southland Flywheelers Bring Van Winkle Cotton Gin Out of Deep Slumber

The Southland Flywheeler Antique Tractor & Engine Club in Alabama restores a circa-1880 cotton gin and get it running on steam power.

A view of the doffing brush chamber, where the brush sticks rotate counter to the saws and clean freshly ginned cotton from the saw teeth and blow it back to the condenser. These are the original brush sticks, so most of the hog hair fibers are missing.
Photo courtesy the Southland Flywheeler Antique Tractor & Engine Club