Authentic Nautical Brass Porthole
Here’s a nice rectangular Wilcox and Crittenden porthole that is cast brass and weighs just 13 1/2 pounds. The outside of the frame measures 14 3/8 by 7 3/8 inches and has 12 mounting holes. The glass measures 11 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. On the back, the raised flange measures about 12 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches by 2 inches deep. Removed from a Chris Craft boat being cut up for scrap.
Note: There is a crack in the original glass in the top left corner – see photos.
The two wing-nut dogs work and the window opens freely; this porthole does not have the original screen, and the original glass has minor surface wear. All the paint on this porthole is completely original. On the back of the frame, there is a stamp from the manufacturer, Wilcox & Crittenden.
The original rubber seal between the window and the main frame is still in place, but may not provide a complete weather tight seal due to age and minor unevenness between the two surfaces.
You will be shipped the rectangular wilcox and crittenden porthole shown in the photos.
Chris Craft is an American manufacturer of luxury boats, building boats in a range of sizes since 1874. Known for their classic beauty, stunning woodwork and agile handling.