Saturday, February 9, 2008
New Bronze Half Dorade
Found a great deal on eBay......... Couldn't pass it up! In fact, I ended up with the only bid on this bronze treasure. What is it?.............. I guess you could call it a "1/2 Dorade Vent". It is designed to mount up against a cabin side or bulkhead to cover a vent hole, just like a dorade vent, just split in half. It is a very old design, I would definitely put it in the pre-WWII time frame. The bronze is a deep reddish and was cast by PERKO, and it's about 6 3/4 inches tall. I'm thinking it will be installed in the aft well deck when we do that rebuild this spring as a bilge vent........... or maybe up against the propane tank box so I can add a vent and have a new piece of boat jewelry.