Franklin, like many crystallographers, designed and modified the cameras she used for various projects. With tight equipment
budgets, she and Bernal were forced to ask her former director, J. T. Randall, to loan Birkbeck some of the equipment she
had designed and used while at King's College.
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1953-10-28 (October 28, 1953)
Bernal, John Desmond
Randall, J. T.
King's College London
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
I wonder whether you would agree to letting us borrow the X-ray diffraction camera in your Department which Miss Franklin
designed and made in King's College workshop in order to study diffraction by solution using the Guinier type monochrometer?
I understand from Miss Franklin that the apparatus consists of a 10 cm. diameter camera with vacuum cover and special copper
block specimen holder designed for studying flowing liquids at different temperatures, toegether with the camera stand. She
points out that this should not be confused with the one which she also designed and had made which had a 6 cm. diameter camera.
She believes that the camera is not in use at the present and is stored in one of your cupboards.