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Bullet Proof Vest
Right, here we go...
Bond makes his first movie visit to Q Branch. He meets up with Q (or, Major Boothroyd, as he is known at this stage of the movies), and we get an eyeful of the glorious home of wizardry that will equip our super spy on his daring adventures to come.
First up is a gas filled parking meter. The relevance of this was that parking meters had only been introduced to the UK in 1958, but by this time (1963, for filming purposes), they had already become pretty widespread and quite unpopular.
Next up; the Bullet Proof Vest.
This was perhaps the first example of the franchise exploring the Tomorrow’s World of gadgets.
Bullet Proof Vests were very much in their development stage at this time. It would not be until the late 1960s that we would see the relatively lightweight versions that have been developed further to those sported unseen under clothing today.
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