Hit-N-Miss Engine1890

This early 20th-century internal combustion engine could run all day on a gallon of gas.

Watch a hit-and-miss engine at work on the Valley Farm in Plainfield, Connecticut. In rural areas, the engines were used for powering water pumps, wood saws, and farm equipment.

Samuel Slater Experience volunteer Ken Ethier tells the story.

Thanks to the Vertefeuille family, Francis, Ryan, and young Jack, for their assistance.