International Harvester Scout 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.
This metal model is of the International Harvester Scout off-road sport utility vehicle. The model was likely produced by the Ertl Company during the 1970s.
Currently not on view
Object Name
scout, International Harvester
scout, international harvester
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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