Myford Super 7 lathe 3.5” x 19” gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Bought new by the works manager of Kearns borers and in original excellent condition (the bed machining marks are still visible at the headstock end). After it passed into my hands it has only been used three times only in the last 30 years. Mounted on a good wooden stand with deep chip tray and raiser blocks.
The long-awaited reprint of the definitive Myford book covering the ML7, ML7-R and Super 7 lathes. Includes detailed operating and maintenance instructions, details of construction, how to install, use of appropriate lathe tool, use of accessories, details of home-made additions and threading table, etc.
Myford 4-inch Precision (MF Series 1940s) No manual was issued for this lathe but some interesting sales literature survives: a poor-quality copy of 6 pages plus a second 3-page catalogue and a single sheet all of perfect clarity. These are the only known technical specification sheets for this lathe.
Myford 4-inch Precision (MF Series) 1940s 4-inch Precision Lathe Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. Poor quality copy of 6 pages plus a second 3-page catalogue and a single sheet all of perfect clarity. These are the only known technical specification sheets for this lathe.
A useful book to help with this lathe is; "The Amateurs Lathe".
Myford 4-inch Precision (MF Series 1940s) Unfortunately no manual was ever issued for this lathe but some interesting sales literature survives: a poor-quality copy of 6 pages plus a second 3-page catalogue and a single sheet - the latter pair all of perfect clarity. These are the only known technical specification sheets for this lathe.
Drummond/Myford M-Type lathe. Although there never was a proper "handbook" for the Myford/Drummond M Series of lathes, we can supply four items that represent everything published about the lathe together as a high-quality bound print.
Myford ML1, ML2, ML3 and ML4 lathes. A complete and very interesting data pack for the lathes with all known literature. Comprises five Sales Catalogues (including what must have been the first ever, together with the last issued in 1946) with one of the them doubling as the small but useful Instruction Book with screwcutting charts.
Myford ML10 and Speed 10: A data pack with Operator's, Maintenance and Parts Manuals covering both the early plain-bearing machines and the later Speed 10 type with a roller-bearing headstock. Includes copies of the maker's early and late Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories literature.
MM535A MYFORD ML7. A complete data pack including an Instruction & Maintenance Manual (with electrical connection/wiring diagrams to the Dewhurst and Stanton switches for all common makes of electric motor) an Exploded-diagrams Parts Manual together with several catalogues from first to last showing all the models and the complete accessory range. £25
Myford Super 7 Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Drawings. Covers all versions including the very early model with a sight-glass oiler on the face of the headstock. Includes a comprehensive collection of Sales and Specification Catalogues chosen to show all the different models and the full accessory range.
Myford Screwcutting Gearboxes. There were two versions of the box: the earlier had a train of external gears under a detachable cover on the right-hand face, the later version was entirely enclosed.
The gears and settings for each box differ and this publications contains both editions with full details of the metric conversions sets needed and other important data.
Myford ML8 Wood Lathe. A complete data pack consisting of:
"Assembly of Lathe and Countershaft" booklet - including complete exploded-parts diagrams (this shows the relative position of parts and is useful for repair work and damage-free dismantling). "Installation, Lubrication, Adjustment and Parts List" - simple explanatory sheets. Copies of the headstock end, tailstock end and countershaft templates needed to accurately bench mount the lathe.
A copy of the first-ever sales Brochure, No.
Myford Planer and Thicknesser. A compendium of data from all publications about the machine:
illustrated advertising & technical sheets; Exploded parts diagram and list; Installation, Maintenance and Operation Instructions; Instructions for sharpening and setting the planer blades.
Myford 254S Maintenance Manual, Instruction Manual and Spare Parts as Exploded Components Diagrams with electrical schematics. Includes a copy of the maker's sales, Specification & Accessories Catalogue.
Myford 254R Maintenance Manual, Instruction Manual and Spare Parts as Exploded Components Diagrams with electrical schematics. Includes a copy of the maker's sales, Specification & Accessories Catalogue.
Myford 254 "Plus" Operation & Maintenance Manual and Spare Parts Manual as Exploded Components Diagrams and electrical schematics. Includes a copy of the maker's sales, Specification & Accessories Catalogue.
MYFORD VM-C Milling Machine (Myford VMC). Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Sectional drawings.
Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue and price lists for the VM-C and VM-E. Apart from the lack of a fine-feed handwheel on the head, this machine was virtually identical to the VM-E.
MYFORD VM-E We don't have the exact manual for this model - but, apart from the lack of a fine-feed handwheel on the head, this machine was virtually identical to the Myford VM-C and the manual for that will help.
Rodney (Myford Rodney) Milling Attachments: Full-size and Mini. As used on Myford, Boxford and other small lathes. Sales & Technical Specification & Technical Specification Sheet - Includes the maker's 1-page (Simple) Operating Instructions).
Quick-change Toolholder for small lathes up to 100mm (4") centre height - Myford ML10, ML7, Compact 8, etc - "Dickson" type with central block and complete with 4-stations to hold standard, parting-off and boring tools: All parts hardened and ground.
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