New Idea Spreader Model

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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 manure spreader is a plastic and iron New Idea model that was made by Topping Models, Inc. of Akron, Ohio, in 1952. The manure spreader is made for use behind a tractor.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 10 in; 10.16 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
AG.52A02.04
catalog number
52A02.04
accession number
193939
Credit Line
E. W. Topping, President, Topping Models, Inc.
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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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