The Cotton Gin is an item in Survival Beginnings.
The Cotton Gin is very helpful for processing cotton to obtain the most output for what it's given. Its appearance somewhat resembles a jukebox. When placing a cotton ball in the top of a cotton gin, a single piece of cotton will come out of the side. This is more efficient than crafting the cotton from cotton balls, which requires 3 cotton balls for each peice of cotton. It is commonly used in shipbuilding, as most good boats require cotton for sails. It works similar to a mill, as demonstrated in the image. It is shown to have a hand crank, though it does not move.