Rear view mirror mounting arrangement for boats

  • US 5,100,093 A
  • Filed: 02/19/1991
  • Issued: 03/31/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. Apparatus adapted for mounting a mirror above a boat windshield in a manner such that the mirror may be pivoted down when not in use, said apparatus comprising:

  • first and second mirror mounts, said first mirror mount adapted to be fastened at one end of an elongated mirror, said second mirror mount adapted to be fastened at the other end of said elongated mirror;

    said mirror mounts each having a clamp member for attachment to a boat windshield;

    said mirror mounts each having a slotted elongated arm for varying the distance of said mirror from said clamp members;

    said mirror mounts each having a pivoting arrangement adapted for raising and lowering said mirror;

    said pivoting arrangement comprising a protruding member on said clamp member having a recess with a full hemispherical radius at the bottom;

    said protruding member having as an outer part of said recess an inset straight bore tapped with internal screw threads;

    a ball for mating with said recess having a radius matching the radius at the bottom of said recess;

    a nut having external threads adapted to engage the internal threads in said recess and having a partial radius that matches the radius of said ball, said nut having a large diameter opening; and

    an elbow attached at one end to said ball and adapted to pass through said large diameter opening in said nut and adapted to attach at the other end to one end of said slotted elongated arm.

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