Now open in Hanover, the 1967 Trade Fair, brimming with innovations in the world of cars, candlesticks, cut-glass and cigarette lighters.
TGV Hanover and site of exhibition
SCU Programme -- Hanover Fair 1967
SV People pass through turn styles
GV INTERIOR Fair
SCU Glassware (4 shots)
SV BMW Fibre glass car on display
TV Engine in rear of car
SV PAN Fibre glass body and chassis
LV Car on stand - PAN TO onlookers
SV Self-igniting table lighters demonstrated
GV INTERIOR Fair
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Background: Now open in Hanover, the 1967 Trade Fair, brimming with innovations in the world of cars, candlesticks, cut-glass and cigarette lighters.
The glassware exhibits had a special sparkle this year, thanks to a new Diamond spray polish, designed to give the smoothest of finishes. There were some beautiful examples of Swedish-type glasses and vases to delight the visitor.
For those still relying on the candle to light their way to bed, or throw a cosy on a romantic tete-a-tete, exhibitors showed the latest line in building-block candlesticks. Identical sections could be added to the base to produce a higher or lower candlelight.
Self-igniting table lighters -- they burst into flame when you pick them up -- are likely to prove indispensable to the tired businessman. A built-in device shuts off the gas flow should the lighter be knocked over accidentally.
According to the claims of the German Car firm of Bayerirsche Motorenwerke (B.M.W.), the motor industry is soon to give birth to a new generation of automobiles. A prototype for a car with a self-supporting chassis built from chemistry-based materials is on display at the fair. Unlike the normal chassis, constructed by conventional techniques of steel or light metal, the new unit consists of a glass-fibre reinforced Lukutherm plastic facing filled with polyurethane foam. It is used to be ahead of all competitive development, and the prototype has proved its efficiency on numerous driving trials.