Minneapolis-Moline 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, made this die-cast metal model of a Minneapolis-Moline tractor during the 1960s. The Minneapolis-Moline tractor had Ertl stock number 15 and was made on a 1:16 scale.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tractor, "Minneapolis-Moline"
ID Number
AG*69A09.03
catalog number
69A09.03
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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