Small excellent condition brass Fixed Round Porthole has been cleaned and polished. This style porthole is called a fixed porthole because it doesn’t have an opening hinge, these can also called a deadlight. This wonderful piece can be used as a mirror, memoir or photo frame, and is a perfect fit for any nautical theme in your home or business!
The mount ring and gasket measures about 7 1/2 inches. The portlight (glass) measures 5 3/4 inches. Remember, it is original with light scratches on the surface as it was taken from a working vessel. It has a 3/4 inch thick mount which will extend into the surface about 1/2 inch. Weighs about 2.6 pounds. When mounted to the wall, or outdoor patio, this brass porthole will extend out a total of about 1 inch.
You can expect some minor wear to the surfaces as it has been left in as found condition.
*For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.
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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.
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