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H. W. Ward and Co of Lionel Street, Birmingham were makers of machine tools, especially lathes of all sorts.
1889 Company established.
1911 Manufacturer of Machine Tools for the Railways.
1912 Decision to concentrate on the manufacture of capstan and turret lathes
1912 Four-Spindle Automatic Lathe. Acquired new factory in Bournbrook
1914 Equipped a complete factory for manufacture of motor cars
Member of Associated British Machine Tool Makers.
1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with a variety of lathes of capstan and turret types. 
1937 Machine tool manufacturers. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
Lathe. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.