Miroir Brot "Imagine 24" Reversible 9.5" Vanity Mirror with Glass Base - 16 Variations
Shipped FREE to you in about 21 days directly from the Paris, France factory via FedEx International Express.
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- Miroir Brot "Imagine" 24 Vanity Mirror is reversible; made by hand and shipped FREE directly to you in about 21 days from the Paris, France factory via FedEx International Express.
- This is a shorter-stature mirror, with an overall height of only 14.5 inches - excellent for sit-down viewing or where space is limited.
- The 9.5 inch (24cm) Diameter mirror sits on a beautiful, heavy glass base with the traditional Miroir Brot plaque at the front - in matching finish. The base is 7 inches wide x 5.5 inches deep and 0375 inches thick.
- Magnification of 3x or 5x on high quality pure silver-backed mirror glass, or 3x or 7x silver-backed Optical Glass lenses - all of which reverse to 1x, not magnified. Polished Chrome, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, or Satin Nickel (Titanium). 1-Year manufacturer's warranty.
About Miroir Brot
Found in the archives of the Manufacture de Saint Gobain, in the 18th century it can be found that François Brot, founded the establishment in 1826, in the heart of the Old Paris, near the historic Place de la République. Immediately, Miroir Brot achieves a great degree of success becomes the preemminent manufacturer it its field, in France and throughout Europe.
In 1875, Brot created and patentented a completely revolutionary mirror - the triple mirror. It instantly realized world-wide notoriety. Connisseurs referred to this ground-breaking mirror simply as 'un miroir Brot'.
In 1927, Brot innovated again by creating the magnifying illuminated mirror. The "Mirophar" was born. The initial thrust was to equip automobiles, it ws in luxury hotels that Mirophar acquired its fame. Rather than a cheap gizmo, the amenity brought to the hotel guest, more than he expected for a meticulous make-up application or shave - especially with advancing age and declining eyesight.
The "spotlight" was revolutionary and designed into the mirror surface, prevented the mirror from fogging.
Still manufactured at the Brot workshop in Paris after almost two hundred years, Miroir Brot carries on the age-old tradition of glass and copper brass working. Brot master glassmakers and brass craftsmen, following ageless techniques and know-how, create a wonderful and prestigious collection of mirrors.
The consistent and unequaled quality of Brot’s mirrors sets the standard for the world.
The Art of the Manufacture
The Art of FinishingSince its inception in 1826, the Maison Brot manufactures only the finest magnifying mirrors. And still today, The Brot mirrors are the standard of the world. To attain this degree of quality, four steps of meticulous processing is required .
Polishing to obtain a perfectly smooth surface:
To produce a shiny mirror that's flawless and totally smooth, polishing is an indispensable technique used to make Brot mirror finishing unique, homogeneous, shiny, and free of porosity.
To obtain the desired result, the polishing drums technique is used: The part to be polished is hand-held against the surface grinding and polishing wheels with discs of various materials including cotton, sisal, tampico, rope, and composite synthetic fibers. The wheels rotate at a high speed of approx 9,750 ft/minute and are generally coated with polishing paste.
Nickel Electroplating: The fusion of aesthetics and technology.
The electrolytic nickel plating is the most important step. Before a final finish can be applied, the nickel plating forms a barrier against corrosion.
Galvanic electroplating is used to electrolytically deposit metals on substrates prepared in advance. Through this process high-end and noble metals are applied to Miroir Brot arms, brackets, and frames. Metals examples are chromium, nickel, and gold.
This technique has the end result protection of Miroir BROT mirrors against corrosion, and oxidation - whether by contact with air or moisture; and gives a protection against aging.
Miroir BROT uses this technique for its decorative effect to give BROT mirrors the aesthetic properties that make artistic elements, and decorative designs for your home.
Gilding: The symbol of wealth.
Gold is still considered the symbol of wealth and luxury. Gold is soft, ductile, and malleable. It is principally used for decorative effect, but as a noble metal it has an extraordinary resistance to oxication and corrosion. Miroir Brot as point of honor, maintains this symbol of wealth by using pure 24 carat gold for its gold finished products.
About Optical GlassOptical glass must be flawless, containing no tiny flecks, streaks, or bubbles, all of which are usually present in ordinary glass.
The selection of purified raw ingredients is a key factor in glass-making since different materials afford different characteristics to the finished product. Considerations include the index of refraction or the speed of light through the glass; the Abbe number or the amount of dispersion as light travels through the glass; the coefficient of expansion, and more.
To achieve the excellence required by optical glass molten glass is super-heated well beyond the temperature required for regular glass. This is done in a platinum chamber where tiny bubbles in the molten glass grow larger, rise to the surface and burst, thus eliminating any bubbles in the mix. The glass is then homogenized by a special platinum stirrer with curved paddles. The optically pure glass is then delivered through a platinum delivery tube.
For mirror optics, Miroir Brot uses 10mm Optical Glass, as opposed to 3mm glass used in other mirrors. More importantly, regular glass mirrors use glass molded to a concave shape to provide magnification. Optical Glass mirrors use flat glass that has a precision-ground convex curvature on one side - literally a lens. The grinding and polishing process is exacting and held to precise tolerances used for fine optics for telescope and camera lenses.
The result is a perfectly curved surface, free of bubbles, flecks, and streaks. Once you view your image in an Optical Glass mirror, there's no going back.
Further information and technical data can be found at the following two websites, among others: