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H. W. Kearns of Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Altrincham, were makers of machine tools.
1907 Private company founded by Henry Ward Kearns
1937 Machine tool manufacturers. "Kearns" Horizontal Boring Machines.
1955 Company made public.
1961 Machine toolmakers, manufacturing universal horizontal surfacing, boring, milling, drilling and tapping machines. 480 employees.
1967 Kearns-Richards was formed when Staveley Industries bought H. W. Kearns and Co. Ltd and merged it with George Richards and Co, key companies in the Broadheath machine tool manufacturing industry. It became part of Staveley Machine Tools.