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Half Globe Safety Mirrors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084288D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gregory, DW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Safety of employees in manufacturing plants is improved by using Christmas ornaments as half-globe safety mirrors at aisle intersections. Advantages include: greater visibility, no continuous resetting or adjustment, mirrors can be cleaned and can be used at any location, numerous diameters are available for various locations, and mounting is simplified.

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Half Globe Safety Mirrors

Safety of employees in manufacturing plants is improved by using Christmas ornaments as half-globe safety mirrors at aisle intersections. Advantages include: greater visibility, no continuous resetting or adjustment, mirrors can be cleaned and can be used at any location, numerous diameters are available for various locations, and mounting is simplified.

The half-globe mirror is an improvement over four-position mirrors and two- position mirrors now in use for this purpose, and is considerably less costly. Figs. 1a-4 illustrate possible structures and uses.

Ornaments are available in various diameters (12''-18''-24''-36''). They are usually manufactured in two halves and can be used as is. Each half is predrilled. A typical ornament used as a mirror can be mounted flush with a wall by the use of four screws. No additional mounting hardware is needed, Figs. 1a and 1b. It can also be suspended from existing ceiling structures by the use of a chain harness, such as at a blind intersection, Fig. 2b.

See also Figs. 2a and 4. The chain harness is inexpensive and allows the mirror to return to its original position when struck or after cleaning and protects the mirror from impact. A bracket can be used as in Fig. 2c.

Mirrors are made of self-extinguishing, unbreakable, light-weight plastic (silver plated).

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