It appears that this tiny hit-n-miss engine was being built by Mr. Duclos in an attempt to scale down even further from a previously built hit-n-miss. Unfortunately, this engine was not completed before his passing. The two miniature hit-n-miss engines were found by Phil’s neighbor, Jon N. Harting during an inventory of Mr. Duclos’ shop, and were returned to the family for donation to the museum. 

Another view of the last hit-n-miss engine.

Exhibit added: April 15, 2015 - Last modified: December 29, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship