Antique miniature, leaded glass, drop shot display tower statue or paperweight. The turreted tower holds a display of graduated shots ranging in sizes from 00 to 13. Perhaps was designed as a salesman's sample or advertising model. Shot towers are used to manufacture drop shot ammunition where molten lead is dropped from the top of a tower and solidifies into spheres as it falls to a water basin below.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Collier Shot Tower Company (St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1820-80)
Labeled: Collier / Shot Tower Company / St. Louis Mo.
Late 19th century
Width 3.75 Depth 3.75 Height 9 inches
Note: some chips.