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Myford Ltd
Tool manufacturer
Genre Tool and die maker
Founded 1934 in Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Founder Cecil Moore
Headquarters Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Products Metal lathes
Number of employees

Myford Limited is a British machine tool manufacturer originally based in Beeston, Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom and notable for its production of metalworking lathes.[1]

The original name of the company was the Myford Engineering Company, having been founded by Cecil Moore in 1934.[2] [3]

Very few changes took place to the core product since 1953 when the Super 7 lathe was introduced, itself an improvement of the ML 7.[4] This model of lathe is still very widely used within the field of model engineering.[5]

Other products made by the company include ML8 wood turning lathe, 4" planer, MG12H cylindrical grinder, 254 engineers lathe and the Speed 10 lathe. Most of these are no longer in production

As of 2010 the business was still owned by the family, and run by Moore's grandson Christopher Moore.[6] During mid-July 2011 Myford announced a "liquidation sale" stating that it would be last opportunity to buy "spares, lathes and plant equipment" from Myford themselves at the Beeston site.[7]

Myford Ltd continues to run from their new base in West Yorkshire, where lathes are still built and refurbished.


Ian Mills, Notts County F.C.'s statistician, worked as an electrician at Myford until 2011.[8]

In 2013 property developers M & R E submitted outline planning condition for transforming the old Myford site at Wilmot Lane in Beeston into housing.[9]


  1. ^ "The Benchtop Mill I Really Want". Bill's Best Things. Retrieved 2009-03-09. noted British lathe manufacturer. Myford lathes are considered by many to be among the finest home/hobby lathes 
  2. ^ Griffiths, Tony. "MYFORD Lathes". Retrieved 2009-03-09. in September 1934, Cecil Moore founded the Myford Engineering Company by occupying a spare room in a 5-storey lace mill in Beeston  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "End of an era for model makers after loss of Myford". BBC News Online. 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  4. ^ Willis, Mike. "Myford Super 7". Retrieved 2009-03-09. The Super 7 was produced in 1953 as an improved version of the original Myford ML7 lathe ... and still are being made in 2005 - that is for over 50 years. 
  5. ^ Clark, Andrew J. "The Model Engineering Clearing House". Retrieved 2009-03-10. For many years Myford lathes were considered as 'standard issue' for model engineers 
  6. ^ "History". Myford Limited. Retrieved 2010-06-24. presently headed by his grandson Mr. Christopher Moore. 
  7. ^ "Final Grand Clearance Sale". Myford. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-11. This is liquidation sale … 16th July 2011 … 17th July 2011 
  8. ^ "Notts County FC statistician Ian Mills dies". BBC News Online. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2015. Mr Mills, who was an electrician, lost his job at Nottinghamshire-based machine tool manufacturer Myford when it went into liquidation last year. He had worked for the company for over 40 years. 
  9. ^ "Developers turn over Myfords site at Chilwell" (PDF). Beeston Express (253). 2013-09-06. 

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