Myford Lathe & Milling Machine Catalogue Collection consisting of virtually every catalogue (less duplicated content) for the following lathes: Myford M-Type (and associated Drummond M-Type)Myford ML7, Super 7, ML7R, ML10,Myford M-Type, Myford 254,Myford ML1, ML2, ML3 and ML4, 4-inch Precision, 280 geared head, ML8 wood lathe and the VM-A, VM-B, VM-C and VM-10 Milling Machines. About 355 pages. About 370 pages bound in 3 volumes.
Manuals and Catalogues
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 Dividing Head: How to use a Dividing Head. A set of clear instructions, based on the Myford unit but applicable to any make, showing how to use the plates and position the sector arms, etc.
Myford .Mystro Wood-turning Lathe Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual. This is not a copy to our usual high standards - but is perfectly readable. Includes a perfect reproduction of the Mystro Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories catalogue.
Drummond/Myford M-Type lathe. There never was a proper "handbook" for the Myford/Drummond M Series of lathes, but we can supply four Sales & Accessories Catalogues (that include the essential headstock bearing adjustment instructions) - these representing everything published about the lathe presented as a high-quality bound print. To help with the practicalities of using the lathe I'd recommend a copy of comprehensive and easily-understood book "The Amateur's Lathe" - this is shown below.
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.
Myford "ML10 Lathe Manual" (Book of the ML10). Detailed user's guide and operating instructions.
Myford ML7. A complete data pack for all versions including the Tri-Leva: 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 together with a copy of the Myford Publication "Practical Turning on Myford 3.5-inch Centre lathes" - a booklet that gives step-by-step instructions (using the building of model engines as examples) of how to employ a Myford lathe to best effect.
Myford ML7 Instruction and Maintenance Manual Original 1946 version with the first-ever price list. Interesting, but scanty data.
Myford ML7R Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Drawings. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales, Accessories and Technical Specification catalogue.
Myford ML7R Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Drawings together with a Sales and Specification catalogue showing the complete accessory range.
SPAREY SCREWCUTTING GEARBOX (this was an early box designed for the ML7
and intended for home construction) - two large technical drawings showing how
to machine and assemble the box.
Myford Super 7 Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings together with a copy of the Myford Publication "Practical Turning on Myford 3.5-inch Centre lathes" - a booklet that gives step-by-step instructions (using the building of model engines as examples) of how to employ a Myford lathe to best effect. Covers all versions of the lathe including the early model with a sight-glass oiler on the face of the headstock.
Myford Super 7 Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Drawings. French text.
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 Mini-Kop Mk. 1A (cabinet with open shelve) Instruction Manual, Workshop Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings.
Myford Mini-Kop Mk. 3 and 3A (flat-front cabinet with control box on right) Instruction Manual, Workshop Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings.
Myford ML8 Wood-turning Lathe. Unfortunately, Myford never produced a real Manual for this lathe only a simple guide. However, because of considerable interest in the lathe we have assembled every known piece of literature for the lathe in one complete Data Pack of useful information that consists of: "Assembly of Lathe and Countershaft" booklet - including complete exploded-parts diagrams. Both early and late versions "Installation, Lubrication, Adjustment & Parts Manual" - simple explanatory sheets.
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 280 Geared-head Lathe. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.
Myford 254S Maintenance Manual, Instruction Manual and Spare Parts as Exploded Components Diagrams with electrical schematics. Includes a full set (58 additional pages) of the maker's Sales & Specification & Accessories Catalogues and detailed price lists.
Myford 254R Maintenance Manual, Instruction Manual and Spare Parts as Exploded Components Diagrams with electrical schematics. Includes a full set (58 additional pages) of the maker's Sales & Specification & Accessories Catalogues and detailed price lists.
Myford 254 "Plus" Operation & Maintenance Manual and Spare Parts Manual as Exploded Components Diagrams and electrical schematics. Includes a full set (58 additional pages) of the maker's Sales & Specification & Accessories Catalogues and detailed price lists.
Myford 2-speed Motor (Brook Crompton) special 2-sheet wiring diagram showing the original Myford-supplied switch gear and installation for the 2-speed Brook-Croptom motor often fitted to the Tri-Leva lathe..
Myford MG12 Grinder: Instruction Manual with the Illustrated Parts Manual as Detailed Sectional Drawing, an ElectricalS chematic and a copy of the maker's Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue.
Myford MG12-HA/HAC Grinder: Instruction Manual. Illustrated Parts List as Detailed Sectional Drawings and an Electrical Schematic.
Myford MG12-HA/HAC and MG12-HP/HPC with Automatic-cycle Traverse and Plunge Grinding: Instruction Manual, Parts as Detailed Sectional Drawings, Electrical Schematics and the the supplement covering the Plunge Feed mechanism.
Myford MG12-HPT Grinding Machine with Automatic-cycle Traverse and Plunge Grinding: Instruction Manual, Parts as Detailed Sectional Drawings and Electrical Schematics.
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-B Milling Machine. 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.
MYFORD VM-A Milling Attachment - made by Rishton. Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Sectional drawings. This publication covers the head unit and also the Rishton compound table with a Rishton electrical diagram and copies of the Myford and Rishton Sales and Specification Catalogues.
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.
Rishton VM602 and VM452 Vertical Milling Machines. Detailed Operator's Instruction, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings - with an electrical schematic. Includes a complete set of Rishton Sales & Accessories catalogues. The manual also applies to the vertical milling attachment (geared-head assembly) as fitted to some models of Colchester, Harrison, Viceroy and Myford lathes - the latter in the form of the VM-A attachment used on the Super 7 and 254 lathes.
Rodney (Myford Rodney) Milling Attachments: Full-size and Mini. As used on Myford, Boxford and other small lathes. Sales & Technical Specification & Technical Specification Sheets - Includes the maker's 1-page (Simple) Operating Instructions).
For Sale & Wanted
A top-of-the-range Mystro that is comprehensively equipped and with speeds from 175 to 24000 r.p.m.
3/4 hp 1 phase motor with emergency stop /start button and reversing switch
2 Morse taper headstock spindle
40 " long bed with 10 " bowl turning over bed
Wanted: Myford Super 7B "Big Bore" with 1-inch through the spindle and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand. A late-model machine in immaculate, little-used condition preferred. I'm ready to pay well anywhere in Europe for a good example.
Myford Speed 10 lathe 3.25 x 18" backgeared and screwcutting mounted on the maker's stand and in immaculate, little-used condition This is the top-of-the-range, metric-specification ML10 with a roller-bearing headstock, 12 spindle speeds from 48 to 2000 r.p.m.
Motor to Countershaft PowerTwist belts:
Headstock PowerTwist belts:
Link belts helps to reduce the vibration normally passed from a single-phase motor to the lathe - and was a fitting often used by Myford Service engineers to "quieten" a noisy machine.
Lengths of the correct section of T-link V-belt for the motor-to-countershaft and countershaft-to-headstock are available for all versions of the Myford Super 7 and ML7R lathes. While the motor-...