We get nice old portlights from time to time (portlight is the correct term for porthole) but this one’s a show-stopper. It sure caught our attention the first time we spotted it.
This is a clean, polished unit of bronze or brass measuring about 12 inches (30 cm) across, and two inches (5 cm) deep, or 5.5 inches deep when you include the heavy round dog that secures it. Although the glass diameter is 7 inches (18 cm), this husky fellow weighs in at 18.5 pounds.
Eight bolts with smooth brass (or bronze) heads attached to the frame highlight the quality and design of this port. Steel nuts and shafts have been altered by soldering solid brass caps to the threaded shafts. The hinge pin also has a custom-made head.
This impressive porthole can be mounted to open left or right by moving the pin, and can open from the top or bottom as well. Wherever you decide to put it, you’ll have an outstanding addition to a vessel or your home.
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