Rear view mirror mount for interior of automobile

  • US 4,254,931 A
  • Filed: 06/25/1979
  • Issued: 03/10/1981
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/1979
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. The combination of an automotive vehicle windshield, a rear view mirror, and means mounting said mirror on the inside face of said windshield for adjustably positioning said mirror thereon and for accomplishing a snap-off of the mirror from the windshield when impacted;

  • said last named means comprising a first mounting member fixed to the inside face of the windshield, a second mounting member removably disposed on said first mounting member, one of said first and second members having outwardly tapering side walls, a resilient member mounted on the other of said first and second members having longitudinally extending resilient side walls tapered to interfit with and resiliently engage said outwardly tapering side walls on said one of said first and second members to provide a snap-off interconnection between said first and second members upon impact with said mirror, a transverse locking serration provided on the inner facing wall of one of said first and second members, a lock spring on the inner facing wall of the other of said first and second members having an off-set end resiliently engageable with said serration, and said second member having a closed top end and an open bottom end providing access to said off-set end to permit longitudinal relative movement between said first and second members.

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