How a shot tower works
The tower in 2021
Dubuque in 1865, the shot tower can be seen on the far right edge.
Bridges on the Mississippi, at Dubuque, an 1872 wood engraving showing the tower in the center

Tower designed for the production of small-diameter shot balls by free fall of molten lead, which is then caught in a water basin.

- Shot tower

The Shot Tower located in Dubuque, Iowa, is one of the last remaining shot towers in the United States.

- Shot Tower (Dubuque)
How a shot tower works

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