Side mounted rear view mirror with brake light

  • US 4,583,155 A
  • Filed: 09/04/1984
  • Issued: 04/15/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/04/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A sideview mirror-brake light device, comprising in combination:

  • a housing for attachment to the side of a motor vehicle;

    a mirror on the rear surface of said housing;

    a brake light attached to said housing, said brake light being recessed with respect to said mirror such that it is shielded from the view of a primary driver;

    said brake light facing in a rearward direction;

    means in said housing for operatively connecting said brake light to a braking actuator;

    means for mounting said housing on the side of a vehicle;

    an opening defined in said housing for selectively receiving said brake light; and

    a tab on said brake light for facilitating movement of said brake light through said opening between a storage position within said housing and an operational position outside said housing.

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