Harrow Model

Harrow Model

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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.
This 8-disc harrow model was made by the Toy Manufacturers of the United States around 1919. This model harrow could be used in conjunction with the tractor model seen in object AG*19A01.2D.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cultivator, disc
ID Number
AG.19A01.2B
catalog number
19A01.2B
accession number
064098
Credit Line
Toy Manufacturerers
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Agricultural Equipment Toys
Agriculture
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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