Kendall and Gent
From Graces Guide
Kendall and Gent Machine tool makers, originally of Victoria Works, Springfield, Salford. In the 1890s they moved to a new works, also called Victoria Works in Gorton, Manchester.
1849 Company established.
1873 (1 volume; in German) Illustrated sales catalogue.
1876 Details of their screwing machine with releasing motion. 
1900 Plano-milling machine and others at the Paris exhibition. Article and illustration in 'The Engineer'. 
1904 Incorporated as a limited company.
1911 Produced a Break Lathe; screwing machine.
1914 Machine tool makers. Specialities: patent screwing and tapping machines, Dixon's patent radial drilling and tapping machines, milling machines, cutter grinding machines. 
1920 Public company.
1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with milling machines. 
1944 Name changed.
1960 The company built a massive 450 ton plano milling machine with a 70ft long bed for C. A. Parsons and Co. It was capable of machining components 35ft 6in long by 12ft wide and 9ft 6in high, weighing up to 100 tons. 
1961 Machine tool makers. 
Sources of Information
- The Engineer of 17th November 1876 p349
- The Engineer of 7th September 1900 p237
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- The Engineer of 24th September 1920 p295
- The Engineer of 29th January 1960 p166
- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- The Times, Feb 21, 1967
-  Manchester Archives
- Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham