Check out this authentic Nautical Aluminum Porthole that has been salvaged from a real ship. It’s a unique piece of nautical décor made of sturdy aluminum with frosted glass and comes with a removable storm cover that adds an extra layer of protection while also enhancing the porthole’s vintage look.
The mechanism of the porthole is missing the aluminum three-dogs, but you can still see the bolts in the photos. The storm cover is easily removable, giving you the option to install a mirror or use it as a photo shoot backdrop.
This porthole is a perfect addition to your home, office, or studio if you’re looking to add a touch of vintage character. As a nautical enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on this functional and attractive porthole that is being sold in the condition shown in the photos. Don’t hesitate to add this unique and authentic piece of nautical history to your collection!
The word “porthole” has nothing to do with its location on the port side of a ship but originated thanks to Henry VII of England in 1485. The king demanded 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 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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Diameter: 15 1/2″
Glass Diameter: 8 3/4″
Storm Cover: 11 1/2″
Dogs: 3 missing but bolts are present
Back Inset: 1/4″
Weight: 26 lbs.