First US patent granted for gas-powered car

First US patent granted for gas-powered car

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The American George B. Selden filed for a patent in 1879. His application included not only the engine but its use in a 4-wheeled car. Selden filed a series of amendments to his application which stretched out the legal process, resulting in a delay of 16 years before the patent was granted in 1895.

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