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Fascinating facts about William Watts
inventor of Shot Tower in 1782.

William Watts
 
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In 1782 an English plumber named William Watts saw a possibility by watching water drip. He realized that if he dropped molten lead far enough through the air, it, too, would form into spheres. The surface tension of lead is a lot higher than that of water, so it forms very perfect spheres indeed. He saw that he had a new way to make buckshot. Source: Engines of Our Ingenuity

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