Vehicle mirror and support assembly

  • US 4,435,042 A
  • Filed: 06/24/1981
  • Issued: 03/06/1984
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A breakaway rearview mirror assembly adapted to be slidably mounted on a button secured to a vehicle windshield, said mirror assembly comprising:

  • a breakaway rearview mirror bracket, said bracket including;

    a one-piece body defining a front surface, a rear surface, a top end and a buttom end;

    a pair of resilient, opposed, elongated clips which define grooves dimensioned to receive the button in a tongue and groove fashion;

    a pivot and tension member positioned on said rear surface in between said clips, said pivot and tension member dimensioned to tension the clips after receipt of the button by engaging the button and urging it against said clips to securely locate the bracket on the button, said member including means forming a breakaway pivot positioned closer to one end of said clips than the other for pivoting said bracket about the button when the mirror assembly sustains a predetermined impact;

    a mirror head assembly including a mirror case having a rear surface and a mirror carried by said mirror case; and

    mirror mounting means forming a part of said bracket and said head assembly for adjustably mounting said mirror case to said bracket.

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