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Myford Engineering Co

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Myford 3.5 inch lathe.
Myford 3.5 inch lathe.


1951. Advert. Cylindrical grinders. Precision lathes.
November 1953.
December 1955
January 1956.
March 1956.
December 1956
May 1957.
1965. Myford Grinders.

Myford Engineering Co Ltd. of Beeston, Nottingham.

1934 The company was founded in September, by Cecil Moore, to fill a niche for small, inexpensive metalworking lathes.[1]

1957 Patent - Improvements in belt driven change speed gears. [2]

1959 Patent - Improvements in or relating to face driving lathe centres. [3]

The company, was still in business until 2011 as Myford Ltd, at Beeston, headed by the founder's grandson, Christopher Moore. However, the firm closed in 2011, and the assets were sold.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Tin Toys
  2. [2] Wikipatents
  3. [3] Wikipatents