Description: Three shot pouches, each with printing on one side including the company name and logo: Colwell Lead Co., New York; Gulf Shot & Lead Co., New Orleans; St. Louis Shot Tower Co.
Description: Historical Note: The shot pouches are all approximately the same size, and two are printed as holding 25 pounds of shot. These may all be from the Civil War era, or some may date somewhat later. Drop shot was invented by William Watts in Bristol, England, and patented by him in 1782. It is made by letting drops of molten lead fall from a height of 140 to 160 feet into a pool of water, resulting in perfectly round shot of up to #6 size (about 2.4mm in diameter).
Description: Related Collection: Walter E. Long collection at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0378, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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