This is an Authentic 15″ Brass Porthole that is in good condition and has been polished. This could be used as a window, indoors or outdoors! We’ve even seen customers use these in their bathroom as a medicine cabinet! Depending on your color scheme in the bathroom, you could use this brass porthole or find an aluminium style on our site to fit your needs.
The outside wall mount ring measures 15 inches. The glass measures 10 inches and has some minor scratches but no cracks. Both closure dogs spin on and off with no problem. Weighs about 30 pounds.
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.
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