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Apple Model - Blondin, Hawthorn,1875 Object Reg. No: ST 013405

Summary:
This wax model is based on a specimen grown and presented to the museum by H.U. Cole, Shortland, Hawthorn, in 1875. The model was made by museum artist Thomas McMillan in 1875 for display at the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia.

This apple is a dessert cooking variety and is harvested in winter. The seedling was raised by Mr Cole and named after Blondin, who first visited Victoria in 1874. This variety of apple is not in the 1974 edition of Ikin's Listing of Fruits.
Description:
Wax model of an apple
Acquisition Information:
Donation for Modelling from H. Cole, 1875
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions philadelphia centennial international 1876, museum history, wax fruit models, apples, horticulture
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Wax Fruit Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Wax Models
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Modelmaker: Mr Thomas McMillan - Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Made For: Exhibition: 1876 Centennial, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1876
Grower of Item Modelled: H. Cole, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1875

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