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Pear Model - Passans Du Portugal, Essendon, Victoria, 1875 Object Reg. No: ST 013939

Wax model of Passans Du Portugal pear, also known as Poire du Portugal, Poire Passan Chenille, and Poire Chenille Summer Portugal. The Passans Du Portugal is a dessert variety, harvested in winter.

Model based on specimen from John Harbison of Essendon 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 Harbison, 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 Harbison, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1875


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