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- A Grower of Item Modelled Richmond, Australia
Pear Model - Soldat Laboureur, Richmond, Victoria, 1875 Reg. No: ST 013949
- Wax model of Soldat Laboureur pear, also known as Soldat Laboreur, Soldat Esperen, and Blumenbach's Butterbirne. The Soldat Laboureur is a dessert variety harvested in autumn to late autumn.
Model based on specimen grown and presented by John C. Cole of Richmond Nurseries in 1875. The model was made in the museum by Thomas McMillan for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation for Modelling from Mr John Cole, 1875
|Tagged with:||exhibitions philadelphia centennial international 1876, museum history, wax fruit models|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Secondary Classification:||Wax Models|
|Modelmaker:||Mr Thomas McMillan - Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria, Australia, 1875|
|Grower of Item Modelled:||Mr John Cole, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1875|