This is a simple Nautical Steel Porthole Cover that was detached from a porthole. These covers are used to protect the glass on portholes during storms and rough seas. This could be reattached to a porthole or used on its own or as a wall hanging.
This item would be great for someone who is in the need of a nautical steel porthole cover!
Width of Extensions: 15″
Weight: 15.9 lbs.
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 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.
We have uploaded a video to show you how to hang a porthole mirror – click here to check it out! Don’t forget to come back to our site though!
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