Manuals and Catalogues
Myford Lathe & Milling Machine Catalogue Collection consisting of virtually every catalogue - including the very first issed (less duplicated content) for the following lathes: Myford M-Type (and associated Drummond M-Type) Myford ML7, ML7 Tr-Leva, Super 7, Super t Plus, Super 7 Sigma Plus, Super 7 Connoisseur, ML7R, ML10, Myford 254 and variants, Myford ML1, ML2, ML3 and ML4, 4-inch Precision MF32, MF74, etc.
Myford 4-inch Precision (MF Series 1940s). Unfortunately no manual was ever issued for this lathe but some very rare and interesting sales literature survives: a perfect copy of the main 6 page edition with a separate 2-page price list; a second 6-page edition in poor condition, a perfect 3-page catalogue and a single sales sheet.
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. Includes a copy of the Mystro Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories catalogue and price lists.
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 - increased in size from the tiny originals to A4 for clearer pictures, drawings, charts and diagrams. Comprises six Sales and Accessories Catalogues (including what must have been the first ever, together with the last issued in 1946 that together show all the original extras offered) with one of them doubling as the small but useful Instruction Book with screwcutting charts and a price list.
Myford ML10 and Speed 10: A complete 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. Increased in size from A5 to A4 for easier reading and clearer drawings and diagrams.
Myford "ML10 Lathe Manual" (Book of the ML10). Detailed user's guide and operating instructions.
The ML7 W.M.E.D "Easy Change Screwcutting Attachment". Notes on Installation and Operation.
Myford ML7 Instruction and Maintenance Manual. Reproduction of the original 1946 version with the first-ever price list. Interesting, but scanty data. However, also included are copies of the first-ever Myford Catalogue - the very rare 16-page one marked "Preliminary" together with the first of the very detailed and well-illustrated 16-page ML7 Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories Catalogue. If you're as crazy about the ML7 as I am, this is the data set you need....
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. Increased in size from A5 to A4 for easier reading and clearer drawings and diagrams.
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 lathe Data Pack containing all significant publications issed by the maker - increased in size from A5 to A4 to make for easier reading and clearer drawings and diagrams. Includes: 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.
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, how to mount the gearbox and other essential information. Both boxes can be fitted to either the ML7 or Super 7 - the only difference being the shape of the changewheel guard.
Myford Mini-Kop Mk.1 - the very first type based closely on the ordinary Super 7 lathe, even to the use of a screwcutting gearbox. detailed Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual.
Myford Mini-Kop Mk. 1A - identified by its "square" headstock with, on its front face, an electrical control panel with two push-buttons and a lever. The lathe was mounted on a cabinet stand with open shelves. Detailed Instruction Manual, Workshop Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings.
Myford Mini-Kop Mk. 3 and 3A - identified by its flat-fronted cabinet with a control box on the right-hand side: Detailed 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 Lathe. Comprehensive 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 Lathe. Comprehensive 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" Lathe. Comprehensive 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 Cylindrical Grinder: Detailed Instruction Manual with the Illustrated Parts Manual as clear Sectional Drawings, an Electrical Schematic 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 (standard settling tank), MG12-HAC (coolant filtration system) 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). Slender but useful Operator's Instruction 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.
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-E Milling Machine (Myford VME). Slender but useful Operator's Instruction 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 (sold by them using Model Codes VM602 and VM452). 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.
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
For Sale: a superb, one-owner and lightly-used Myford ML7 lathe 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Used only for model engineering the lathe is a late-model example with the larger Super 7 leadscrew and its bedways showing the original machining marks.
For Sale: a new, never-used Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5” x 19” with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed.
For Sale: Myford ML7 lathe 3.5” x 20” gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting.
For Sale: Myford 254S lathe 4.75” x 21” in superb condition and equipped with a wide range of desirable accessories including a DRO system on the tailstock.
For Sale: Myford ML8 Universal Woodworker.
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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...
Link belts help to reduce the vibration normally passed from a single-phase motor to the lathe - and was a fitting often used by Myford Service...
The only PowerTwist belt needed on the Super 7 and ML7R is from the countershaft to the headstock. The use of this belt guarantees that the lowest speed will be available...