Wax model of potato cell structure at 500x magnification, made by Richard Hindle Fowler, 1941.
It was made for the Industrial and Technological Museum, along with thousands of other examples of wax models. This collection was used to promote Victoria's horticultural and agricultural development and to educate the public.
A section in the region of the starch bearing grains. Shows cell structure and starch grains in situ, the latter having hilum and laminae represented.
Rectangular shaped model showing cell walls made of waxed cardboard and starch grains made of white wax, with metal back painted black. Sitting on a wooden base with bevelled edge.
Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 15 Aug 1936
Type of item
297 mm (Width), 139 mm (Depth), 247 mm (Height)
Dimensions of model in base. Measurements of model only: W: 250mm; H: 228mm; D: 125mm.