Item P5-16 is a huge 25″ Great Lakes Iron Porthole! This beast is incredibly heavy for a porthole, due to it’s construction of Iron. This spent many years on the Great Lakes, where Iron could be used instead of Brass and Copper. This piece would make for a great nautical addition to your home or restaurant. If you prefer, we could add a mirror for an additional cost.
Glass Diameter: 17″
Weight: 75 lbs.
*This item will have a slightly longer shipping time if you choose to add 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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