Shot Towers

High towers, usually round, in which shot is made by dropping molten lead from an upper story into a cistern of water.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2866
Names
shot towers
shot tower
towers, shot
hageltorens Dutch
hageltoren Dutch
torre perdigonera Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006263. The J. Paul Getty Trust.