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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.