During your museum visit, keep an eye out for these special temporary displays supplementing our galleries and experiences.
The 1910 Lambert Automobile
John Lambert was a prolific inventor with over 600 patents. Some of his early inventions included a gasoline powered engine and “vaporizer” which was a simple carburetor, and in 1891, he built a three wheeled gasoline “buggy car” – reportedly the first American automobile in Ohio City, Ohio. He moved to Anderson, Ind. by 1893, and by 1905 set up his Buckeye Manufacturing Company to mass produce cars, trucks and tractors.
In this display, you’ll find a yellow car that was manufactured by Buckeye Manufacturing Co. in Anderson. This particular Model 28 car was donated by a descendant of Lambert, and there are only a handful of this model known to exist.
Find this display on the second floor just outside Global Indiana.
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