This is a Vintage Brass 8.5 Inch Nautical Ships Porthole. This is one of the smallest portholes that we’ve been able to get our hands on. Beautiful little piece that has been salvaged from a working vessel and had it’s paint stripped, and brass shined. Both dogs spin on and off without problems.
**For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.**
Glass Diameter: 5″
Porthole Frame Diameter: 8.5″
When Mounted, Porthole Extends Out: 3″
Weight: 6.5 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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