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Publication numberUSRE17274 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1929
Filing dateJan 2, 1925
Publication numberUS RE17274 E, US RE17274E, US-E-RE17274, USRE17274 E, USRE17274E
InventorsEnos Porter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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A ril 16, .1929.

E. PORTER REAR' VIEW MIRROR FOR AUTOMOBILES OriginalFiled Jan. 1925 mvsmon 191a,; 7 02' fer ATTORNEY-7 Reissued Apr. 16, 1929.

UNITED {STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ENDS roRrnR, or sRRL YvrLLE, INDIANA, -AssIeNoR, RY mEs n ASSIGNMENTS, 'ro- THE SIMPLEX rIsroN RING COMPANY on AMERICA, me, on onEvRLANn, 0310,

A CORPORATION or 0310.

hEAB-VIEW MIRROR FOR .AIT'I'OMOBILES.

Orlgihal No. 1,643,420, dated September 27, 1927, Serial No. 83, filed January 2, 1925. Application for reissue fi1ed 3'anuary 25, 1929. Serial No. 334,868;

In such mirrors as have been heretofore in 5 use as rear view mirrors for. automobiles,

while the driver has been able to see the reflection of-a' car or other object at the rear of his car, he has not been able to observe objects to one side of and to the rear of the car, and particularly cars which are overtaking him and passing.

It is one of the objects of my invention to provide a rear View mirror by which'the driver may not only observe cars in the rear of his carlbut also observe cars overtaking and passing him and objects adjacent the rear and to one side of the car.

For the purpose of disclosing my invention I have illustratcd one embodiment thereof in the accompanying drawing in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a mirror embodying my invention attached to the front windshield of an automobile;

Figure 2 is a transverse section of the mirtion, and j Figure 3 is a transverse section of a modified form of my invention.

Asillustrated in the drawing, my mirror comprises a substantially straight or flat middle mirror section lrhaving on one end a convex mirror portion 2 and on the opposite 7 end a concave mirror portion'3, the whole forming a transversely elongated mirror which is 'adaptedto be supported by suitable brackets 4 on'thewindshield 5, or in any Lather suitable place on an automobile in front of the driver. By this arrangement the driver is enabled toobserve objects in the side and in this event I provide a convex end ror showing particularly the lines of reflec-- rear, as'shown inFigure 1, in the substansaid vehicle.

portion 6 instead of a concave end portion 3.

It is also obvious that various other arrange- V ments' of the end mirrors may be provided, as

for instance, instead of having one mirror concave and the other convex, both may be convex.

I claim as-my invention:

1. A rear view mirror for vehicles comprislng in a unitary structure a substantially flat reflecting surface and a concave reflecting surface'at one end thereof, said mirror being mounted on a front Wallof the vehicle and in a position to give to the driver a view in said mirrorof objects at the rear and side of said vehicle.

2.'A rear view mirror for vehicles comprising a rigid mirror having in a unitary structure a substantially flat reflecting surface and a convex reflecting surface at one end of said flat surface and meansfor supporting the mirror on a front wall of the vehicle in a position to reflect therein objects at the back and side of said vehicle.

3. A rear view mirror for vehicles comprlsing a r1g1d mirror having in a unitary structure a substantially flat center section, a

concave section at one end of said centerseci tion and aconvex section at the opposite end of saidcenter section and means for supporting themirror on a front wall of said vehicle in a position to reflect therein objects at the rear and side of said vehicle.

4. A rear view mirror for vehicles mounted within the vehicle'bo'dy in front of the driver and having a, surface curved in a horizorital plane to an extent and positioned to give to thedriver a view in said mirror of objects at the rear and side of said vehicle.

5. rear viewmirror for vehicles mounted within the vehicle body in front of the driver and having a convex surface curved in a horizontal plane to an extent and positioned to give to the driver a view in said mirror of obects at the rear and at the drivers In witness whereof, I, ENos PoR'rER', have hereunto set my hand at Shelbyville, Indiana,

this 22 day of J an., one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine. 1

ENOS Po' rER.

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