This Authentic Brass 4 Dog Rectangular Porthole is a rare piece! The dogs twist on and off, allowing you to freely open this porthole. Some customers have installed mirrors on this style porthole to use as a medicine cabinet in their bathroom! This versatile item can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
The original glass is free of any cracks, it may have minor surface wear and minor scratches. The original paint on the portholes has been removed, and the brass has been polished.
**For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.**
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 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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Total Length: 28.5″
Total Width: 22.5″
Glass Length: 23.5″
Glass Width: 17.5″
Depth: 2.34″ (not including dogs)
Weight: 72 lbs.