This Nautical Aluminum Porthole with a Storm Cover has been salvaged from a real ship, making it a unique and distinctive piece of nautical décor. The porthole is made of sturdy aluminum and the vintage look is further enhanced by the removable storm cover, which not only adds an extra layer of protection but also adds to its charm.
Although the porthole’s mechanism is missing the aluminum three-dogs, the bolts are still visible in the photos. In addition, the porthole is quite rusted and dirty and requires a thorough cleaning. You can easily detach the storm cover, providing the option to install a mirror.
If you’re looking to add a touch of vintage character to your home, office, or studio, this porthole is an ideal addition. As a nautical enthusiast, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to obtain this functional and attractive porthole in its current condition, as shown in the photos. So, don’t hesitate to add this unique and authentic piece of nautical history to your collection today!
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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Glass Diameter: 8 3/4″
Storm Cover: 11 1/2″
Dogs: 3 missing but bolts are present
Back Inset: 1/4″
Weight: 27.5 lbs.