Auxiliary mirror attachment unit for rear view mirror

  • US 4,311,363 A
  • Filed: 04/30/1979
  • Issued: 01/19/1982
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/1979
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An auxiliary mirror attachment unit comprisingan optical reflecting element having first and second surfaces with one of said surfaces being an optical reflecting surface, said reflecting element formed with a peripheral edge extending between said first and second surfaces,a support housing for said optical reflecting element for support thereof in predetermined relationship to a mounting surface, said support housing including a mounting base having a base surface which is adapted to be disposed in superposed relationship to a mounting surface in secured relationship thereto and a support wall formed with the mounting base in laterally projecting relationship thereto, said mounting base having an adhesive material applied thereto for adhesive bonding of the unit to a mounting surface, said support wall being of continuous extent defining a closed loop with an inwardly facing surface and of a configuration to receive said optical reflecting element therein with the peripheral edge of said reflecting element in contacting engagement with the inner wall surface of said support wall, said support wall being formed from a material having a characteristic resilience to permit assembly with said optical reflecting element,said reflecting element peripheral edge and said support wall having cooperatively configured tongue and groove conformations that mechanically interengage in interlocking relationship when said reflecting element and said support housing are disposed in cooperatively assembled relationship.

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