International Harvester 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 1586 Farmall Tractor during the 1970s. The tractor model had a working hitch to accommodate attachments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tractor, International Harvester, "1586"
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 24.13 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
AG*78A01.09
catalog number
78A01.09
accession number
1977.0989
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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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