International Harvester Tandem Disc

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, made this metal die-cast International Harvester tandem disc harrow model during the 1970s. This is a 1:16 scale model, and could be hooked onto other Ertl-made International Harvester tractors.
Currently not on view
Object Name
disc, tandem, "International Harvester"
disc, tandem, "international harvester"
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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

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