Myford lathes

The Myford Engineering Co. -later to be changed to Myford Limited- was founded in September 1934, by the late Cecil Moore, at the present site and is presently headed by his grandson Mr. Christopher Moore.

The company was formed to fill a need for small, inexpensive metalworking lathes. Manufacture commenced with a 3" height machine, which became very popular.

The success of this original ML1 machine led to further Myford models and the manufacture of a whole range of similar machines under other brand names. World War II, brought a change to manufacture of Drummond lathes, poppet vale grinding machines for military use and special purpose machines for munitions production.

23 June 2020

Myford value and price guide

What's your Myford worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
warco wmt 300 multi purpose lathe milling machine 240v Warco Wmt 300 Multi Purpose Lathe Milling Machine 240v 09/2021 $3 089.36
rdgtools 3 16 lathe chuck key for myford boxford lathe Rdgtools 3 16 Lathe Chuck Key For Myford Boxford Lathe 11/2021 $1 341.79
5 myford lathe chuck backplate defects myford thread 1 5 Myford Lathe Chuck Backplate Defects Myford Thread 1 09/2021 $1 233.73
new series 7 manual suitable for ml7 ml7 r super 7 New Series 7 Manual Suitable For Ml7 Ml7 R Super 7 10/2021 $1 225.67
myford metal lathe ml7 quick change gear box lead screw Myford Metal Lathe Ml7 Quick Change Gear Box Lead Screw 08/2021 $924.12
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Comments (2)
John - October 17, 2021
I have a my Ford lathe s/nK5244 it is in excellent condition and has many extras 6 chucks collet chuck and collets live and dead centre’s taper turning attachment Myford dividing attachment and lots of other items it has a heavy duty cabinet stand
I am looking at selling this and would like to know best place to do this. I also have a table milling machine with lots of tools.
Thank you
Best is to find a buyer locally, maybe put up an advert somewhere.
Trevor - August 20, 2021
I am in the process of restoring a Myford ML7. This causes no problems as far as the engineering side is concerned but I do have a problem with the original appearance. I need a new transfer of the Myford logo as used on the belt cover. Any suggestions?
I'm afraid I can't help you with that. Maybe contact Myford directly: