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A lightly brushed Aluminium Porthole Mirror.
The maritime word 'Porthole' originated during the reign of Henry VI of England (1485). King Henry mounted guns far too large for his ships and therefore the conventional methods of securing the weapons on the bow and stern were impossible.
A French shipbuilder named James Baker was commissioned to solve the problem: by piercing the ship's sides so the cannons could be mounted inside. Circular covers were fitted for heavy weather and when the cannons were not in use.
The origin of word 'Porthole' has no actual link with the nautical terms of 'Port' and 'Starboard' but from the French word 'Porte' meaning 'Door'.
The mirror fixings are real and can be used to open the mirror if you wish - the mirror could also be used as an unusual cupboard door.
UK - All areas
All UK orders are Express Delivery 1-4 days, using either Royal Mail or Courier. Orders received before 1pm are usually dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 1pm will despatch the following working day (subject to availability and location) except possibly during busy periods such as the run-up to Christmas, Bank Holidays and over weekends. We will always inform you if there is a delay to shipping. Orders placed on or before our advertised Christmas last shipping date will be shipped in time for Christmas. If you are any doubt please call us, we are here to help.
International & Channel Islands
We have shipped to many different places across the world including the USA, Europe, Australia, Jamaica, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our initial shipping rate for International destinations is £14.95. Please note that £14.95 is an estimate only, the actual cost could be higher. Because of the sometimes large cost involved in shipping to some areas we will only ever charge shipping to you at the same rate it costs us. The final shipping rate is calculated based on weight, volume and final destination and we will endeavour to find the most efficient method of getting the goods to you (this could include splitting over boxes, using a different courier etc).
We will contact you after the placement of your order via email or phone by the next working day (UK time zone) with the exact delivery charge, whether more or less than the estimate and refund if necessary.
Please note: As the buyer of the goods you are responsible for paying any local taxes or import duties that may be incurred (if applicable) when the goods enter your country.
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