Minneapolis-Moline G1000 Tractor 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 die-cast metal model of a Minneapolis-Moline G1000 tractor in 1968. The G1000 tract was Ertl stock number 17, and built on a 1:16 scale.
Currently not on view
overall: 14.2 cm x 14.3 cm x 25 cm; 5 19/32 in x 5 5/8 in x 9 27/32 in
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Credit Line
Fred Ertl, Jr.
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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