Vehicular signal mirror apparatus

  • US 5,059,015 A
  • Filed: 07/20/1990
  • Issued: 10/22/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular signal mirror apparatus comprising:

  • a housing, the housing including a central cavity with a first side wall spaced from a second side wall;

    a top wall overlying a bottom wall;

    a support boss integrally mounted to the first side wall, the support boss including a through-extending aperture directed through the support boss with the aperture in communication with the central cavity;

    a translucent lens mounted on the second side wall;

    a concave reflective lens mounted within the housing and positioned interiorly of the second side wall in alignment with the translucent lens;

    a second side wall opening defined between the translucent lens and the reflective lens;

    a signal bulb mounted within the reflective lens;

    an electrically conductive signal wire directed from the signal bulb in electrical communication therewith through the first side wall and the support boss;

    the central cavity including an entrance opening;

    a reflective mirror overlying the entrance opening, the reflective mirror adjustably mounted relative to the entrance opening;

    wherein the entrance opening is defined by a continuous entrance edge, a forward framework overlies the entrance edge, the entrance edge is defined by a predetermined configuration, and the forward framework defines a configuration substantially equal to the predetermined configuration, and wherein the reflective mirror is mounted within the forward framework,the forward framework includes an elongate hinge, the elongate is hinge mounted to a lower leg of the forward frame and to the bottom wall of the housing and further including a latch member mounted to an upper leg of the forward framework cooperative with a latch flange mounted to interior surface of the top wall of the housing, and wherein the mirror includes a pivot connection, the pivot connection includes a support rod mounted to the pivot connection and the support rod is mounted to the lower leg of the forward framework.

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