Just email a few photographs to tony lathes. The foundation of this success – and the rise of Myford to pre-eminence amongst the then many competing makers of small lathes – was a range of just four machines: the very similar ML1, ML2, ML3 and ML4. Neat, compact and of appealing appearance all were designed and priced to appeal to the amateur market. However, despite their success, not even the most enthusiastic of owners could boast of them as state-of-the-art products and, by the close of the decade, the new-for American Atlas 6-inch with its all-V-belt drive countershaft, roller-bearing headstock, fully-guarded changewheels and a host of user-friendly details was setting the benchmark for hobby-lathe design. Undoubtedly drawing some design influence from American Atlas machines including the inch the ML7 designed during and and announced to the press in February The first ML7 catalogue was stamped “Provisional” and printed in the same A5 landscape format used for ML2 and ML4 publicity material; the cover was dark-blue with the single word “Myford” picked out in gold and in the company’s traditional script. The pages were typed, reproduced on a Gestetner, and contained just one photograph showing the lathe mounted on its special “octagonal-form” braced sheet-steel cabinet stand.
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From the beginnings of the industrial revolution, many of the men and they were nearly all men even during the Great War – apprentices, time-served hands and toolmakers who used them wanted to have their own machines at home so thy could make their own projects. However, aside from things like the very basic ‘watchmaker’s turns’, any serious model-making lathe was a considerable investment.
In , Fred W. Portass introduced the Adept lathe. This new machine was tiny, barely a foot long, and lacking a moveable saddle. It was about as basic a machine as you could get. But it was working lathe, and despite its tiny mild-steel spindle running in plain cast-iron it proved surprisingly popular.
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Myford Super 7 Lathe on cabinet stand. Myford Super 7 Lathe on. Only selling as my son had lost interest in it. Great condition. Collection only from Buckingham. Cash on collection only. Happy bidding! Myford Super 7 Lathe with power traverse.
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Precisionlathe tablelegs. Watching those resin ribbons coming off of the ring mandrel in slow motion is so satisfying! Established in , Habegger are probably better known for their automatic machines, however, they also produced a range of lathes that directly competed with those from Schaublin. The JH lathes were practically identical to the Schaublin employing W20 and W25 spindles and beds of identical design and dimensions.
Like the earlier Schaublin s the JH also employed a 2 degree socket in the tailstock, however later machines had 1 and 2 MT tailstocks.
more modern Myford lathe. I have been unable to identify the exact model type but with a serial number of C it would appear to be a ML3 dating from the.
Talking about St. Anns to GJK and others last night reminded me that earlier yesterday I had been in the loft at home and stumbled across this advert on the back of one of my stash of old Model Engineers, twice monthly magazine and still going this one dating from The company started out on Raglan Street St. Anns and later by way of expansion moved to Raleigh Street. These lathes are still quite highly regarded.
Being a bit into model engineering myself I shall be looking for one of these soon as they do come up for sale from time to time. The company was eventually bought by Myfords and subsequently finished. I would welcome any more info. They had a variable speed, controlled by moving the lever on top, rather than by changing gears. An engineer friend of mine acquired one, and whilst showing me round it, took it up to its maximum speed of around rpm.
Home Blog Contact Basket Forums. Plugs and Sockets 4. Over its 33 years production run, the ML7 stood the test of time remarkably well.
have a look here: Peter dating back to or volunteer to assist to put this still valuable.
Often confusing as to the exact model – because of the foundry marks A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. Both ranges were built from the early s until, in , instructions were received from the war-time Government’s Machine Tool Control Rationalisation Board to stop production and take over from the Drummond Company busy with the important Maximatic production lathes manufacture of the Armed Services’ standard small lathe the M-Type.
The official directions relating to Myfords own lathes were undoubtedly cancelled, for sales literature continued to be printed with a brochure for ML2 and ML4 appearing in November and another in March with the former containing an official Machine Tool Control Price List. The lists stated that “for the duration” the ML1 and ML3 would be withdrawn from sale. It was intended, according to a letter written by the company’s sales department in September , that production of the ML2 would resume in the late summer of and the ML4 a little later.
However, in the event, with the factory fully occupied building the new ML7 and with materials of all kinds still in short supply and production of the M-Type continuing as well this option was never taken up.
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£ Phone: or mobile: (Lancs) Pictures of the Myford ML8 for sale here and details of Myford ML8 lathes hereSOLD: Harrison.
Any questions just contact me. The Myford Super 7 Lathe shown in the photos is not. The lathe is in good conditionbut some paint chips easily sorted. Stand is on castors but they could be removed if not required. Everything works.