View of Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul’s, from the Patent Shot Manufactory on the South Side of the River
- Author: TURNER, Daniel and SUTHERLAND, Thomas
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Publish’d by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street
- Publication date: 1803.
- Physical description: Engraved print with aquatint.
- Dimensions: 300 by 430mm. (11.75 by 17 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12402
The shot manufactory tower shown was the cutting edge of military technology. Invented by William Watt in 1782, it was used to create bullets: lead was dropped through a sieve at the top of the tower, formed perfect spheres as it fell, and was caught in a vat of water to cool it. Watts built the tower in London in 1789, with Philip George and Colonel Samuel Worrell as his partners.
- Adams 1983 191.31 (1880 reprint)
- Adams, B. (1983). London Illustrated 1604–1851. London: The Library Association.