McCormick-Deering Corn Picker Model

Description (Brief)
The nature of farming dramatically changed in the 20th century through what came to be known as the Green Revolution. From the 1920s-1950s farming productivity rose dramatically due to mechanization, fertilizers, chemicals (fungicides, pesticides, herbicides) and the hybridization of plants and animals. Agricultural innovations continue to be important to farming today. While the museum has over a dozen full-size tractors and other pieces of farming equipment, most technical developments of the 20th century are represented in the collection through toys and models.
An unknown maker manufactured this model of a McCormick-Deering corn picker around 1949. Models like this could be hitched to a model tractor and operate like the real thing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hay loader model
Four bottom gang plow model
walking plow model
Disc (28) harrow model
corn picker model
overall: 20 in x 10 in x 22 in; 50.8 cm x 25.4 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Agricultural Equipment Toys
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Roger W. McIntire and Mrs. Ellen J. McIntire

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