Collection: Vivant-AgroParisTech Museum, Inv 2006.5.119

Agricultural scale models

Agricultural scale models were used for educational purposes from the 19th century to the 1960s. The observation, assembling and dismantling of scale models were an essential part of courses and exams. The models of the Agronomic Institute of Grignon were used to teach agricultural engineers. This scale model of a horse-drawn rake is equipped with a lever-and-pedal feed raking system.