Ford 4000 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 metal model of a Ford 4000 tractor in 1965. The tractor came with plow, wagon, and cultivator as part of a “Ford Deluxe Farm Set.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tractor, "Ford 4000"
Measurements
overall: 15.8 cm x 16 cm x 26 cm; 6 7/32 in x 6 5/16 in x 10 1/4 in
ID Number
AG*69A09.10a
catalog number
69A9.10a
accession number
282677
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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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