ITEM # BLPH-1
"BLUE LADY BRONZE PORTHOLE"
An original, solid bronze, 16"
diameter glass porthole window
from the hull of the S.S. France / S.S. Norway made & installed during the late
1950's prior to the vessel's maiden voyage in 1960.
Cast into the bronze mounting plate
"DIN HNA 400"
These portholes are quite huge & very heavy, each is 21" in total diameter
with a 16" window.
When open the window is a huge 39" long, the mounting plate
is a solid 1/2" thick, similar to a road plate a car would drive over
in a construction site!!!
The total thickness of the plate & window is 2 1/2" &
the glass alone is 1 1/4" thick.
The locking handles stand 5" high x 3" wide with a 1" bolt &
the top hinge is 4 1/2" wide x 2" thick.
The weight of each porthole is a very hefty
It is very hard to explain in words how wonderful these portholes
are unless you see, feel, & lift them, the photos do no justice to them at all.
All have had years of old paint removed, & have been cleaned & polished
but retain various marks that show usage & age.
The portholes were imported directly by Great South Bay from the Alang Ship Breaking Yard
on India's North West Coast where the ship was cut for scrap at the end of summer 2007
We purchased only four of these wonderful portholes, as most
were purchased very quickly by buyers before they were even removed from the ship.
"THE WIRELESS STATION"
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