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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 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: 9/30/2014

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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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