This is a 22″ Aluminum Porthole With Solid Cover. This is an authentic porthole that was removed from a working vessel. You can expect some minor wear to the surfaces of the frame. The glass is original and may require additional cleaning.
This porthole is unique because it has a solid aluminum cover on it. The aluminum porthole two-dogs work and the window opens freely, and the original glass has minor surface wear.
You will see in a photo that it is made with toughened glass and some other words and numbers such as: 286,KPC,5173,1989 and KOKOSHA CO.,LTD., Osaka, Japan on the back of the hinge.
This is an exceptional piece of nautical history and would look great anywhere you place it! You can also have a mirror placed in it as well so you can use it in a bathroom!
Glass Diameter: 15.75″
Aluminum Lid: 17.75″
Two Dogs: 6″ tall and 3.5″ wide
Lid Depth: 17.75
Lid Inset: 0.5″
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The word “porthole” has nothing to with its location on the port side of a ship, but originated thanks to Henry VII of England in 1485. The king demanded on mounting guns that were too large for his ships and French shipbuilder, James Baker was brought on to solve the problem. He pierced the ship’s side so that the cannon can could be mounted inside. When there was heavy weather or the cannons were not in use, the openings in the ships were fitted with covers that latched tightly. These were called porte, which means door in French. Porte became port thanks to the English and eventually any opening on a ship was called a porthole.
An idea for these portholes is to transform them into a functional piece of décor -check out this brass porthole table for inspiration!