Title: Early concept of Microscan | Credit: © TIRL

Predictive sketch of the original Hinxton instrument


Early concept drawn by David Melford of the Microscan developed by Peter Duncumb and David Melford.

“This is the Christmas Day Sketch drawn 25.12.57 despite protests from his family. At this stage no design drawings had been made but interestingly what was imagined was close to what emerged twelve months later. It was provoked by a request from Jim Menter for some idea of the footprint that the instrument would have when built.” – David Melford, Former Director of Research, TIRL.