This is an Authentic Aluminum Porthole Mirror that was salvaged off of a once working vessel. We have replaced the glass within the porthole with a mirror. This massive porthole is in good condition and would make for the perfect addition to whatever nautical project that you’re working on! The longest dimension on this porthole mirror is the length at 61.5 inches. The height of this porthole is 31.5 inches and the depth/width is only 1.75 inches. Surprisingly, this porthole weighs 95.2 pounds!
(Almost identical to P5-11: Massive Authentic Aluminum Porthole Mirror – 62.5″ x 31.5″ x 1.75″, except 1″ shorter)
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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