McCormick-Deering Hay Loader Model

McCormick-Deering Hay Loader 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.
An unknown maker manufactured this model of a McCormick-Deering hay loader around 1944. Models like this could be hitched to a model tractor and operate like the real thing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hay loader model
overall: 10 in x 12 in x 23 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 30.48 cm x 59.69 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Roger W. McIntire and Mrs. Ellen J. McIntire
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I am interested in building a hay loader in 1/16th scale. Can you advise me as to where and how I can obtain drawings, sketches, or pictures which would assist me in such a project? Thank you.

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