New Experience in the New Year: Machine Tools from the 1950s Machine tools are machines to replace manual work, including machine tools for cutting and grinding wood or metal into the required shapes or forms. As they are the processing machines of machinery, they are also known in Taiwan, as the ?úparent machine??such as the lathe, planning machine, milling machine, grinding machine, bench vise etc. In addition to aesthetics of craft, traditional machine tools remind us of the road to success of Taiwanese industries. With the wide collection of machines tools made in the 1950s of this museum, the belt-driven lathe made in the 1950s, the first planning machine made by Victor Taichung Machinery in 1954, and the first milling machine that Yeong Chin Machine exported to the world is presented. In addition to touching these old machine tools, visitors can understand how they worked and their structure through to onsite demonstration. The New Experience in the New Year: Machine Tools from the 1950s will commence in January 2010 at the Power and Machinery Gallery on the second floor this museum.