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Melbourne lead shot tower

Once it was the tallest building in Melbourne all 50 metres of it. Even as late as the mid-1950s it stood six metres higher than the then city building limits.

In its heyday, the Coop-family shot tower in Knox Place could produce some 700 tonnes of tiny lead shot a year, enough to provide gun toters with 20 million cartridges. The factory, built 110 years ago, also produced a diverse range of lead products nails, washers, sheeting, tubes, pipes, even the lead weights for the milk inspector's hydrometer, and solder for the leadlighters and plumbers of the booming Victorian city.

Today it stands tall in Melbourne Central shopping precinct.


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Dan the Man15-Nov-2010 23:07
Wow! GREAT perspective I like it!!
Fabienne28-Feb-2010 20:05
la photo en contre-plongée est fantastique. C'est excellent.
Jeroen Bosman20-Dec-2009 12:30
had deze nog niet eerder gezien, schitterende plaat Bernard, v!
norbi19-Dec-2009 23:16
Excellent architectural image in a perfect composition. v. norbi
Simon Chandler09-Nov-2009 20:19
Fantastic composition and pov. Very unique and appealing. v
Chris Spracklen20-Oct-2009 16:00
Extraordinary place and photo, Bernard. (V(
Great work, my friend.
Best regards, Chris
P.S. Thank you for all your recent kind comments!
Yves Rubin05-Oct-2009 09:47
Beautiful!! V
bill friedlander19-Aug-2009 18:57
Wow! Great POV for this impressive structure. Thanks for the description. V
Jim Coffman05-May-2009 12:34
This is awesome!! BV
Yiannis Pavlis27-Apr-2009 12:44
Nicely presented and captured.V
Guest 18-Apr-2009 09:59
what a way to protect a landmark. Nice capture.
Guest 11-Apr-2009 12:14
Love this shot, the angle is brilliant!
Gervan22-Jun-2007 20:21
Nice shot, beautiful angle and interesting info added. V.
Guest 09-Apr-2007 20:03
Woow! welll seen. A superb kind of shot. Vote.
Heidi Jonker11-Mar-2007 20:16
Awesome shot!
Tim van Woensel31-Jan-2007 12:35
Excellent, I really like the perspective.
Mike Stobbs23-Dec-2006 00:31
This a fantasic image, love the angle...Super Bernard...GMV..Mike
flowsnow08-Dec-2006 13:56
Magnificent! V
Jan Koster18-Nov-2006 10:17
I love this shot!
Michael Tauber02-Oct-2006 08:42
Wonderful shot!
Jarek M22-May-2006 12:00
This must be one of the most photographed objects in Melbourne:http://www.pbase.com/jarekm/image/58505231
gary becker06-May-2006 18:28
This is beyond belief. Incredible shot of 2 incredible structures.