International Harvester 1466 Farmall 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 metal and rubber model of an International Harvester 1466 Farmall Tractor during the 1970s. The tractor model had a working hitch to accommodate attachments.
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International Harvester Corp.
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Division of the History of Technology: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
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National Museum of American History


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