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<p>While Lambert's invention, the gasoline powered single cylinder vehicle, proved to be successful, the actual buggy design was hazardous. Two wheels in the back and one small wheel in front was not balanced. Lambert made several test runs and spent much time redesigning his vehicle making improvements. He began building another car. This time he used a horseless carriage with two back wheels and two front wheels. Lambert placed the gasoline powered single cylinder engine in his four wheel automobile. Unfortunately, even before his second invention was put to a road test, it was destroyed in a fire. Both of his inventions were destroyed. However, John W. Lambert is credited with inventing an automobile that was the first gasoline powered car in America. </p>
<p>As an inventor, Lambert worked in private in the basement of the elevator business he operated. He experimented in secret, and did not reveal his inventions until they were complete and ready to share with the public. Lambert proceeded to patent over six hundred inventions, mostly affiliated with the automobile industry. </p>
<p>John Lambert was born in DaytonChampaign County, Ohio on September 5January 29, 18511860, and died in Anderson, Indiana on March 7May 20, 19141952. </p>
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