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Pear Model - Winter Nelis, Toorak, Victoria, 1875 Object Reg. No: ST 005120

Wax model of Winter Nelis pear and seeds, the variety also known as Bonne De Malines, Nelis D'Hiver, Coloma D'Hiver, Vrai Coloma De Printemps, Colmar Nelis, Beurre De Maline, Bonne Malinoise, and Nelis. The Winter Nelis is a dessert variety suitable for canning, harvested in late winter.

Model based on specimen from Archibald Stuart, gardener to R.B. Ronald of Toorak 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 Archibald Stuart, R. Ronald, 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
Place Specimen Collected: R. Ronald, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Collector: Mr Archibald Stuart, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, 1875


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