Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shot Tower, Baltimore

The Shot Tower, built in the early Nineteenth Century, was once the tallest structure in the United States. The building produced lead shot for muskets and rifles. Molten lead was dropped one drop at time from the top, and after achieving zero gravity that formed the lead into a sphere, the ball would be hardened by the time it hit the floor.

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