Four Films: Approximately Two hours, 40 minutes
John Deere Day Show 1967
In the Field with the Model “L” — 1939
Lucky Runaway — 1942
Unusual Jobs for Unusual Tractors — 1958
John Deere Day Show 1967 — Opportunity ‘67. COLOR (125 minutes). The biggest news in tractors was the 5020 Row-Crop, and there was plenty of coverage on the improved self-propelled combines. Film segments on profitable harvesting of both small grain (wheat, rice) and row crops (corn, soybeans) are included. There is historic footage of industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss talking to the viewer right from his work desk. Then comes a unique look at farming practices in Europe. Bonus Films.
In the Field with the Model “L” — 1939. Black & White (12 minutes). The only known John Deere film exclusively about the Model “L” Tractor.
Lucky Runaway — 1942. COLOR. (12 minutes). A team of horses becomes spooked and destroys a horse-drawn mower. The farmer decides to replace it with a No. 5 to go with his Model “B”. Factory scenes of mower manufacturing.
Unusual Jobs for Unusual Tractors — 1958. COLOR (11 minutes). Most scenes are of “420” Tractors in unusual job assignments, including a U.S. Navy “420” at work moving aircraft.