Louis A. Keifer

Louis A. Keifer
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, February 2013


Biographical Note:

Louis A. Kiefer of Indianapolis filed for a patent with the United States Patent Office and was granted a certificate on November 4, 1874.


Information Found within Collection

Scope and Content:

The original certificate, which measures 8 ½ x 14 inches, reads: “This is to certify that Louis A. Kiefer of Indianapolis, Indiana, has this 4th day of November 1874 filed in this office a caveat relating to an improvement in combined loose and fast pulley and the same has been placed in the confidential archives of the Patent Office, as provided by section 40 of the Patent Act.  This caveat will cease to be operative and will be removed from the confidential archives after one year from date, unless the same shall be renewed.  In testimony whereof, I have hereunto caused the seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed this seventh day of November 1874, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety ninth.”  It was signed by the Commissioner of Patents and had a red seal.   

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 
1874 Certificate

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 1 item
Collection Dates: 1874
Provenance:  Unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: 
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 6-13-2013