Nationalist China's march toward modern industrial technology is being given a preview at the Exhibition of Taiwan Machinery Industry being held from October 27th on at the New Park in Downtown Taipei.
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MS People surrounding a corner at the Industrial Exhibition Room to look at some of the latest items used in Hi-Fi phonograph system.
MS People who came to see the exhibition passing through in line inside the exhibition room.
MS Some of the tools and items on display.
MS People looking at industrial items on display.
MS People looking at clocks on display.
MS People looking at three vehicles, a station wagon, a cargo truck and a passenger vehicle, which are the among the first products of the burgeoning auto industry here.
MS People looking at items on display on a long table.
MS People looking at scooters, bicycles, etc..
MS People looking at other machineries on display.
MS People going into the exhibition rooms.
MS, MCU People in line trying to enter the Industrial Exhibition Ground.
LS, MS The full view of the Industrial Exhibition Ground.
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Background: Nationalist China's march toward modern industrial technology is being given a preview at the Exhibition of Taiwan Machinery Industry being held from October 27th on at the New Park in Downtown Taipei. More than 60,000 spectators poured into the exhibition ground daily since he opening of the show, to get a glimpse of Taiwan's rapid progress of industrial mechanization.
The shifting of the island economy from handicraft and light industry to heavier and power industry is one of the keynotes of the nation's second four-year economic development program launched here on New Years Day, 1957.
At the exhibition ground, as one enters the arch door, the curbus spectator is greeted by a large picture depicting the whole progress of machinery manufacture starting from the procurement of raw materials to the moment when finished products leave plant. All the items on display are housed in neat arrays in four aluminum quonsets.
Spectators will get to look at power looms at work, spinning machines, freezing sets, air pump wire cable and a host of others in one of the four quonsets. Modern transportation and power machines including scooters, motorcycles, bikes were on display. All bespeak the big stride made by local industry in the last three years.
Electric appliances and other machinery products such as sewing machines, electric fans, laundry machine, type writers, knifes and hand-tools attracted spectators to pause and finger the items.
The items on exhibition will take a spectator two solid hours to glance all over. But all agree the time spent was richly rewarded.