Original authentic ship’s two dog brass porthole is unique due to the wing nut style dogs it has. The glass has a few marks from years of sea travel – with a noticeable minor scratch. We’ve taken pictures so that you can see exactly what we mean (photo #3) – you will be shipped the exact porthole that you see in these photos. Both wing nut style closure dogs spin on and off with no issues. Its hinged window opens freely.
Glass Diameter: 11.75″
Porthole Frame Diameter: 17.75″
Outer Diameter of Inner Flange: 14.25″
Extends Out From Back of Frame: 2.5″
When Mounted, Porthole Extends Out: 2.5″ without dogs, 4.5″ with dogs
Weight: 50 lbs.
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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.