- John William Lambert
John William Lambert (
Ohio City, Ohio) was an American automotive pioneer, inventor, and automobile manufacturer. He built the first gasolinepowered automobilein the United Statesin 1890or 1891. [cite web
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title=John W. Lambert
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Lambert built a three-wheeled, gasoline-powered automobile with a single cylinder,
four-strokeengine. This, the Buckeye Gasoline Buggy, was a one-seat tricyclewith large rear wheels, belt drive, and a high surreytop. [Clymer, Floyd. "Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925" (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.6.] Some historiansFact|date=March 2008 cite this as the first automobile in the United States; most agree it was built by the Duryea Brothers. After several more prototypes, Lambert began to manufacture automobiles under the Union name. This was a tiller-steered four wheeler. In 1905, Lambert formed the Lambert Automobile Companyand began producing automobiles in his Anderson, Indianafactory.
Duryea Motor Wagon Company
* [http://www.andersonlibrary.net/indianaroom/history/autohistory.shtml Anderson Autombile History]
*David Burgess Wise, "The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles" ISBN 0-7858-1106-0
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