A charming vintage upcycled bronze porthole, fitted with mirror glass.
This ‘deadlight’ porthole has the desirable storm cover (deadlight in nautical terms), secured by a single ‘dog ear or dog’ which is the pivoting threaded screw used to fasten the cover.
The porthole has been upcycled by the installation of two pieces of mirror glass, ‘dry’ fitted and held in place by an internal securing bezel/ring. The double sided mirrors are quickly and easily removed, should a piece of glass need to be installed.
In current format, this porthole could be used as a quirky mirror (set into a wall) in a coastal residential setting, with the deadlight cover accessible on the internal side.
Alternatively the porthole could be used as a secure viewing / spyhole window, through a wall, with a piece of thick glass installed.
Date: early to mid 20th Century.
Condition: Good functional condition, the hinge and dog ear work perfectly. The original rubber seal is present although now hardened with age. Cosmetically the porthole has been stripped of white paint at some point, some small remnants of which remain. The bronze is a nice colour and has patina without having been over-cleaned. The rear recess of the body has a fair dent in the rim but this would not be noticed if set in a wall as a mirror.
Diameter of flange: 22.8 cm (9”)
Inset depth: 5.1 cm (2”)
Mirror diameter: 15.2 cm (6”)
Weight: 4158 g / 4.158 kg (9.16 lb)
Stock number: 3322
PRICE £260 (incs UK shipping)
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