Ford 4000 Tractor Model

Ford 4000 Tractor 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.
The Ertl Company of Dyersville, Iowa manufactured this metal model of a Ford 4000 tractor in 1965. This tractor is Ertl stock number 805, and made on a 1:12 scale, larger than most models that are 1:16.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tractor, "Ford 4000"
overall: 27 cm x 15.7 cm; 10 5/8 in x 6 3/16 in
ID Number
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Credit Line
Fred Ertl, Jr.
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I have had one of these since I was little. I lost the black rubber vertical exhaust pipe long ago and it looks like the tractor pictured is missing that same. More than 50 years of play, this Tracie has seen.

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