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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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[DE] Mittelalterlicher Stadtturm erhöht zur Kugelproduktion [EN] Medieval watchtower rised up for ball production

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: 8/2/2018

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