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Item #P5-51

Small Aluminum Vintage Porthole - Unrestored

$185.00

Shipping Price
$15.00

1 In Stock

Small Aluminum Vintage Porthole

This Small Aluminum Vintage Porthole was salvaged from a working vessel. It has no chips in the glass or breakage on the Aluminum. The hatch for the porthole works perfectly, just unscrew the bolt and swing it open. The porthole in total is 9.5″ in diameter and the bolt sticks out about 2.75″ from the wall. The glass itself only has a diameter of 5″. This item weighs 5.3 pounds.

When mounted to the wall, this aluminum porthole will extend out a total of about 2.75 inches. This is an authentic porthole that was removed from a working vessel. You can expect some minor wear to the surfaces of the frame.

You will be shipped the Small Aluminum Vintage Porthole that is shown in the photos.

History

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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