This Vintage Aluminum 3-Dog Porthole was salvaged from a working vessel that had operated it’s last voyage across the sea, into a salvage yard. We buy in bulk and this was one of the treasures that we came across.
This 3-dog porthole has a vintage/rustic look. The rubber around the inside is coming off, some paint as you can see from the photos is wearing off, and it is very weathered. Also, the glass on the porthole is pretty scratched up. But you do have the option of putting a mirror on this item.
If you are looking for a porthole that is very vintage looking then this one is for you!
Center Diameter: 11.5″
Weight: 9.5 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 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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