John Deere Model B Tractor, 1941

Summary

Deere & Company released the streamlined Model B, styled by industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss, in late 1938. Farmers used the four-gear forward tractor to pull a two-bottom plow, cultivate corn or soybeans, power a mounted corn picker, or run a corn sheller off the belt-drive. The rounded hood and grill and more expensive rubber-tire option meant the tractor looked as good as it performed.

Deere & Company released the streamlined Model B, styled by industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss, in late 1938. Farmers used the four-gear forward tractor to pull a two-bottom plow, cultivate corn or soybeans, power a mounted corn picker, or run a corn sheller off the belt-drive. The rounded hood and grill and more expensive rubber-tire option meant the tractor looked as good as it performed.

Artifact

Tractor (Agricultural equipment)

Date Made

1941

Creators

Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972 

Deere & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Moline 

Creator Notes

Designed by Henry Dreyfuss. Made by Deere & Company.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Museum Display

Object ID

77.12.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of George F. Towner.

Material

Steel (Alloy)

Color

Green
Yellow

Dimensions

Weight: 4360 lbs

Diameter: 4.5 in  (Bore)

Length: 5.5 in  (Stroke)

Width: 83.5 in

Length: 125.5 in

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