P5-32 is a Vintage Aluminum Porthole Window that we purchased from a private collector who had an affinity for local naval items. This port window was painted the same color as the ship it was on and we’ve opted to leave the original paint on it. You may choose to leave it original or paint the aluminum to suit your needs.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your office, living room, or bedroom, this porthole will transport you to a world of adventure and exploration. Display it on your wall or incorporate it into your next DIY project for a unique and eye-catching touch. Get ready to set sail with this vintage aluminum porthole.
The glass is dirty and might be better suited as a porthole mirror. We can have one installed overtop the glass for $65 or you can have one installed yourself.
Glass Length: 25.5″
Glass Width: 19.5″
Weight: 30 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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