International Harvester Hay Baler 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.
The Ertl Company of Dyersville, Iowa manufactured this model of an International Harvester hay baler around 1967. This model was Ertl stock number 447, and is built on a 1:16 scale.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 6 in x 13 in; 5.715 cm x 15.24 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
AG.69A09.09
catalog number
69A9.09
accession number
282677
Credit Line
Fred Ertl, Jr.
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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