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Model (Identification)

Field used for science and technology collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains the object model name or number.


  1. The model corresponds to the coding or name attributed by the manufacturer or retailer to differentiate its products.
  2. The model may be accompanied by one of the following terms: Class, Model, Type.

    The nameplate on a Vernois-brand stove reads "MODEL: Constellation."

      Object Name stove
      Trademark Vernois
  3. The model name or number is marked on one side of the object. It may also be marked on the nameplate attached to the object.
  4. N.B.: Do not confuse the Model field with the Trademark field. The Model field contains the model name or number assigned by the manufacturer or retailer, while the Trademark field contains the name registered with the Trademarks Office.

    An automobile manufactured by the Toyota company is marketed under the trademark Corolla, VE model.

      Object Nameautomobile
    Model VE
      Manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the full model name or number as given by the manufacturer, making sure to respect the original spelling.

    A humidifier manufactured by Bionaire Inc. with the model name Clear-Mist

      Object Name humidifier
      Manufacturer Bionaire Inc.
  2. Do not use your own translation.
  3. When the trademark exists in several languages, including English or French, enter the trademark in the language used to document your collections, regardless of what is marked on the object.
  4. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the keyword.
  5. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec