Turning Lead Into Shot

An article from 1942 in The Argus describes this building and its associated business in great detail. It's the shot tower now housed inside the Melbourne Central shopping mall.

To briefly summarize: bars of lead from Broken Hill were melted at the top of this tower. Surface tension caused many separate streams of lead to separate into round spheres in flight, and solidify as they fell into a pool of water at the bottom.


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