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Pear Model - Leon Leclerc De Laval, Hawthorn, Victoria, 1875 Object Reg. No: ST 013928

Summary:
Wax model of Leon Leclerc de Laval pear, a cooking and sometimes dessert variety, harvested late winter.

Model based on specimen from Robert Hepburn of Hawthorn 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 Robert Hepburn, 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 Robert Hepburn, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1875

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