Shot Tower

A shot tower is a tower designed for the production of shot balls by freefall of molten lead, which is then caught in a water basin. The shot is used for projectiles in firearms.

Read more about Shot TowerExamples

Other articles related to "shot tower, tower, shot":

Shot Tower, Lambeth - Description
... The tower was brick-built, with a slight taper ... Halfway up there was a floor for making small lead shot ... The gallery level at the top was used for making large shot ...

Famous quotes containing the words tower and/or shot:

    It is not their bones or hide or tallow that I love most. It is the living spirit of the tree, not its spirit of turpentine, with which I sympathize, and which heals my cuts. It is as immortal as I am, and perchance will go to as high a heaven, there to tower above me still.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men—each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature—are shot down wholesale.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)