Large Oval Portholes from MV Aureol


This stunning oval porthole is from an Elder Dempster Line Passenger Ship named the MV AUREOL built by Alexander Stephen and Sons at Glasgow in 1951. We were at Alang, India to see Her scrapped years ago, and subsequently bought as many fittings as we could. It is very unusual to see oval portholes on passenger ships, in fact, the only other Ship that we have bought oval portholes from before was the SS Kenya Castle. They do not make portholes this robust and gorgeous any longer. The porthole has four brass securing keys and high specification toughened glass, which is easily strong enough to stand on. Stamped into each porthole is Utley Rainhill. Utley is the name of the company who were brass-founders and ships light manufacturers between 1829-1977. measures: overall 25” x 22”; glass 18” x 15”; depth w. dogs 6”, weigh 88 lbs. The actual opening is 20” x 16.75”.

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