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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 Belle Vue (Gorton), Manchester.
1849 Company established.
c.1850 Kendall & Gent machine for machining the ends of tubes up to 2" dia on display at the Musee des Arts et Metiers. See photo.
1873 (1 volume; in German) Illustrated sales catalogue.
1876 Details of their screwing machine with releasing motion. 
1897 New works built alongside Belle Vue Station, Gorton.
1900 Plano-milling machine and others at the Paris exhibition. Article and illustration in 'The Engineer'. 
1901 Article about the new works in the American Machinist 
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.