Vehicular outside mirror assembly

  • US 5,151,824 A
  • Filed: 11/26/1990
  • Issued: 09/29/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for vehicles comprising:

  • a rearview mirror including a mirror element having front and rear surfaces and peripheral top, bottom and opposing end edges and a reflective coating on one of said front and rear surfaces;

    a bezel surrounding and holding said mirror and having a rim engaging said front surface of said mirror, a peripheral side adjacent said peripheral edges of said mirror, and means for holding said mirror within said bezel; and

    mounting means for connection to a mirror support;

    said bezel rim including a crown extending around the entire bezel and an inner edge engaging said front of said mirror, said crown being spaced inwardly toward said inner edge from said peripheral side and dividing said rim into an inner surface sloping from said crown to said inner edge and a lateral surface sloping from said crown toward said peripheral side of said bezel whereby when viewed from said front of said mirror at an angle, said bezel appears thinner than its full width due to light accenting said crown and deemphasizing said inner rim surface.

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