Two Dog Brass Porthole with Brass Trim Ring is quite rare due to the fact the original trim ring was removed with the porthole. The porthole is primarily a circular is referred to as portlight, they are usually encased in metal frame which usually gets bolted to the side of ships hull or doors. Some, like this, are hinged to be opened and closed, making great projects for any coastal concepts and projects.
This beautiful brass porthole frame measures 11 1/4 inches in diameter. The original glass measures 7 3/4 inches in diameter. The flange ring on the back of the frame is 8 1/4 inches in diameter and extends out by 1 7/4 inches. This single dog porthole weighs 13.8 pounds. The brass trim has a 11 1/4 inch diameter is 1 1/2 thick making it optimal size for any nautical theme!
The original glass will have surface wear and minor scratches as it came off a working vessel.
*For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.
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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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