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PORTHOLE GALLERY
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Sargasso porthole after initial cleaning. Marked as 'Smithsons Patent Porthole'. It has a ring which revolves around the door locking it down in four places around its perimeter. Lifting the handle, rotates the outer ring, which unlocks the door and allows it to be swung fully open.
It's a heavily machined piece of engineering and is showing significant signs of wear around the door hinge. I guess due to the cost of manufacture and the design faults, this idea didn't catch on.
Sargasso porthole after soaking for a few months
Porthole from the 'Iolanthe' - Weymouth
Porthole from the 'Abeona' - Lowestoft
Portholes and pump from the 'Helena' - Lowestoft
Rotating porthole from 'HMS Sargasso' - Isle of Wight
Trevor with some very nice Sargasso portholes - Isle of Wight
Porthole from 'Pommerania' - Dover
Porthole from 'De Fontaine' - Dover
Porthole from 'Nunima' - Dover
Porthole from 'De Fontaine' - Dover
Porthole from 'Traquair?' - Dover
Porthole from 'Leicester' - Folkestone
Skylight Porthole from SS Mendi - Isle of Wight
Portholes from wreck of 'Strathclyde' - Dover
Almost finished porthole from 'Pomerania' - Folkestone
Superstructure porthole from 'Lake Owen' - Newquay
Weathering porthole from 'W.A.Scholten' - Dover
Mendi Porthole with Salver
Cotavia - Orkneys
'Merchant Royal' off Portland Bill
Pommeranian - Lyme Bay
Pommeranian - Lyme Bay
HMS Landrail
Jez with HMS Borealis porthole
HMS Borealis - Isle of Wight
Porthole from 'Luscitania' - Dover
Pothole door from 'Strathclyde' - Dover
Complete porthole from W.A Scholten - Dover
Plated porthole from 'Strathclyde' - Dover
Porthole from 'Pommerania' - Dover
Anke with porthole from 'Strathclyde' - Dover
Callum with porthole from W.A.Scholten - Dover
Rich with porthole from 'Pomerania' - Dover
Skylights from wreck of Eastbourne
Doors from 'Harpalion' - Eastbourne
Portholes from various Orkney Northern Isles Wrecks
Jackie cleaning crud off porthole from HMS Borealis - Isle of Wight
Porthole from Hartburn - Isle of Wight
Hartburn porthole - cleaned
HMS Vesuvius - Cornwall
Lyme Bay wreck porthole
'Mendi' rectangular porthole - Isle of Wight
Cotavia porthole as found
Porthole as raised...
...and after acid treatment
...and after cleaning
Llama porthole - Orkneys
Molina door and flange - Isle of Wight
'Lake Owen' - Cornwall
Another 'Lake Owen' porthole
Clean 'Lake Owen' Porthole
porthole mirror
'Pomeranina' - Dover
'Mendi' - Isle of Wight
'Pomeranina' - dover
'Pomeranina' - Dover
Llama portholes

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