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Brass porthole, glass broken but otherwise intact.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:80.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 150.00 USD
Brass porthole, glass broken but otherwise intact.
SOLD
130.00USD+ (19.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Apr 28 @ 17:43UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Brass porthole, glass broken but otherwise intact. 8 lb, 11" diameter. A very solid and heavy ring of brass with hinge on side and loop opposite, the glass shattered prior to immersion (as the ship burned before sinking) and subsequently encrusted with tan and orange crud, piece of the original rubber gasket adhering to back, now good for display. From the collection of Dr. E. Lee Spence, who recovered this piece. From: Unidentified Civil War-era (1860s) sidewheel steamer wreck off Ft. Pierce, east coast of Florida