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In 1783, William Watts of Bristol took out a patent for a process "for making small shot perfectly globular in form and without dimples, notches and imperfections which other shot hereto manufactured usually have on their surface".

By pouring lead into a sieve, and letting it cool as it falls, the lead forms into a perfect sphere before falling into a water tank at the bottom.
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Shot TowersMontreal Shot Tower - Montreal, Qc, Canada

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Montreal Shot Tower is located in Montreal, Qc, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 3/7/2012

last visited: 1/27/2013

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Shot TowersClifton Hill Shot Tower - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The tallest shot tower in the world built in 1882 and standing 160m (520ft).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member themd

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 9/14/2010

last visited: 10/13/2012

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Shot TowersPispala Shot Tower

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Pispala Shot Tower in Tampere

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mukkelus

location: Finland

date approved: 3/16/2010

last visited: 8/14/2011

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Shot TowersShot Tower Taroona - Hobart, Tasmania

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Shot Tower in Taroona Hobart TAS

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Bubble Tea

location: Tasmania, Australia

date approved: 8/2/2009

last visited: never

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Shot TowersNatual Bridge in Virginia

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America's First Shot Tower. It served as a shot tower during the Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CTGeoscout

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/26/2009

last visited: 12/23/2008

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Shot TowersRemington Ammunition & Components Plant - Lonoke, AR

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The shot tower is attached to the ammunition plant located on I-40 northeast of Little Rock AR

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rupert2

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/7/2009

last visited: 3/23/2014

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Shot TowersFort Hayes Shot Tower - Columbus, OH

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The old Fort Hayes Shot Tower is located in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/18/2008

last visited: 9/3/2011

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Shot TowersColonial Ammunition Company Shot Tower - Auckland, New Zealand

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The Colonial Ammunition Company Shot Tower is the only twentieth-century shot tower in Australasia, and a rare example internationally to have been built using steel-framed construction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: New Zealand

date approved: 6/15/2008

last visited: 12/3/2011

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Shot TowersPeters Cartridge Co. Shot Tower

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220 foot shot tower near Kings Mills (Cincinnati) OH

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 9/4/2007

last visited: 10/7/2012

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Shot TowersHelena Shot Tower - Spring Green, Wisconsin

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Historic shot tower located along the Wisconsin River in Tower Hill State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/21/2007

last visited: 9/9/2009

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Shot TowersThe Shot Tower - Dubuque, IA

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The Shot Tower is the last remaining shot tower West of the Mississippi River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/28/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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Shot TowersBaltimore Shot Tower

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The only remaining tower of 3 that once graced the Baltimore skyline.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/4/2006

last visited: 3/3/2012

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Shot TowersShot Tower at Jackson's Ferry

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Credited to Thomas Jackson, this shot tower was used to manufacture lead shot for muzzleloading shotguns and muskets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/23/2006

last visited: 10/8/2012

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Shot TowersCoops Shot Tower, Melbourne Central

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Completed in 1890 by James Coop, the Coops Shot Tower in Melbourne's CBD is now part of the Melbourne Central shopping complex which was renovated and re-opened in 2005.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member killerbunnies

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 1/20/2006

last visited: 3/4/2014

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Shot TowersSparks Shot Tower

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t looks like a smoke stack with a lid on top, but it's really America's first shot tower built in 1808. Shot towers revolutionized the making of musket balls and other solid projectiles based on the principle that molten lead will form perfect round balls when poured from a high place.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/26/2005

last visited: 9/23/2013

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