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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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[FR] En 1824, un industriel achète la tour pour y installer une fonderie de plombs de chasse la transformant en tour à plomb [EN] In 1824 the tower was being used as a shot tower to make small shot.

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location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/21/2015

last visited: 11/11/2019

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