Ford Four-Bottomed Plow Model

Ford Four-Bottomed Plow 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 model of a four-bottomed plow around 1965. The plow came with a tractor, wagon, and cultivator as part of a “Ford Deluxe Farm Set.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
plow, four bottomed
Physical Description
aluminium (overall material)
overall: 70 mm x 11 cm x 30.8 cm; 2 3/4 in x 4 11/32 in x 12 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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