A machine has been invented for manufacturing bullets from lead wire. The wire is coiled upon rests at the top of the machine, and suspended by means of arches, from which the .lead is fed downwards into the machine, where it is measured, and cut off as required for each bullet, after which it is forced forward into dies, and formed into the desired shape by compression. It makes musket, rifle and pistol elongated, hollow, and conical expansion bullets; also round or shell balls, at the same time. At one corner it makes round balls, at another musket, at another rifle, at the other rifle and pistol elongated bullets ; each corner being double, with two sets of dies and punches, which gives eight bullets to one revolution of the machine.
This article was originally published with the title "Manufacturing Bullets from Lead Wire"