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Pear Model - Soldat Laboureur, Richmond, Victoria, 1875 Object 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
Discipline: Technology

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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
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Modelmaker: Mr Thomas McMillan - Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Grower of Item Modelled: Mr John Cole, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1875

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