Story in an Object: Chester Lead Tower

Did you know that there is a tower in Chester which was used to create perfectly spherical lead balls for muskets?

A simple idea, take molten lead to the top of tower, tip it down tower allowing it to fall through a number of sieves until it lands in a large pool of water.

More info information available on it here:

Chester Lead Tower

Abandoned Britain

Now it is the heart of a redevelopment plan for the canal side in Chester. Chester Chronicle

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