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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Check for unknown parameters|check|unknown=|ignoreblank=y | AKA| Date| Deaths| English_name| Event_Name| Image_Alt| Image_Caption| Image_Name| Imagesize| Location| Participants| Result| Thumb_Time| URL| accused| aka| also known as| also_known_as| alt| arrests| awards| blank1_data| blank1_label| blank2_data| blank2_label| blank_data| blank_label| budget| burial| caption| casualties1| casualties2| casualties3| cause| charges| convicted| convictions| coordinates| coroner| date| deaths| duration| english_name| event| fatalities| filmed by| filmed_by| first reporter| first_reporter| footage| image| image_alt| image_name| image_size| injuries| inquest| inquiries| litigation| location| missing| name| native_name| native_name_lang| nongregorian| notes| organisers| organizers| outcome| participants| partof| patron| patrons| place| property damage| property_damage| publication bans| publication_bans| reported death(s)| reported deaths| reported injuries| reported missing| reported property damage| result| suspects| susperps| theme| thumbtime| time| title| type| url| venue| verdict| website }} The December 15 1836 U.S. Patent Office fire was the first of several disastrous fires the U.S. Patent Office has had in its history.<ref>Niemann, p. 130 History sometimes repeats itself, I said, history sometimes repeats itself. In 1877, a second fire occurred at the Patent Office.</ref> An initial investigation considered the possibility of arson due to suspected corruption in the Post Office, which shared the same building, but it was later ruled out. The cause was ultimately determined to be accidental. This event is considered to be a turning point in the history of the Patent Office.<ref name="kids">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Byars">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }} December 15, 2011 was the Dodransbicentennial—175 years from this calamitous event.</ref>

Local fire suppression efforts were incapable of preventing the damage due to lack of fire personnel and old equipment. Many patent documents and models from the preceding three decades were irretrievably lost. As a result of the fire, Congress and the newly legally revamped Patent Office changed the way it handled its recordkeeping, assigning numbers to patents and requiring multiple copies of supporting documentation.


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Check for unknown parameters|check|unknown=|ignoreblank=y | AKA| Date| Deaths| English_name| Event_Name| Image_Alt| Image_Caption| Image_Name| Imagesize| Location| Participants| Result| Thumb_Time| URL| accused| aka| also known as| also_known_as| alt| arrests| awards| blank1_data| blank1_label| blank2_data| blank2_label| blank_data| blank_label| budget| burial| caption| casualties1| casualties2| casualties3| cause| charges| convicted| convictions| coordinates| coroner| date| deaths| duration| english_name| event| fatalities| filmed by| filmed_by| first reporter| first_reporter| footage| image| image_alt| image_name| image_size| injuries| inquest| inquiries| litigation| location| missing| name| native_name| native_name_lang| nongregorian| notes| organisers| organizers| outcome| participants| partof| patron| patrons| place| property damage| property_damage| publication bans| publication_bans| reported death(s)| reported deaths| reported injuries| reported missing| reported property damage| result| suspects| susperps| theme| thumbtime| time| title| type| url| venue| verdict| website }} The December 15 1836 U.S. Patent Office fire was the first of several disastrous fires the U.S. Patent Office has had in its history.<ref>Niemann, p. 130 History sometimes repeats itself, I said, history sometimes repeats itself. In 1877, a second fire occurred at the Patent Office.</ref> An initial investigation considered the possibility of arson due to suspected corruption in the Post Office, which shared the same building, but it was later ruled out. The cause was ultimately determined to be accidental. This event is considered to be a turning point in the history of the Patent Office.<ref name="kids">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Byars">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }} December 15, 2011 was the Dodransbicentennial—175 years from this calamitous event.</ref>

Local fire suppression efforts were incapable of preventing the damage due to lack of fire personnel and old equipment. Many patent documents and models from the preceding three decades were irretrievably lost. As a result of the fire, Congress and the newly legally revamped Patent Office changed the way it handled its recordkeeping, assigning numbers to patents and requiring multiple copies of supporting documentation.


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