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Note: An article in 'The Engineer', 30th August 1878, reported that a new steam steering gear, patented by Mr Harrison, had been exhibited at the Salford works of Hodgson and Stead. Edward Inman was a partner in Hodgson & Stead. Rumford Street, the Harrison company's address, was 300 yds north of Hodgson & Stead's Egerton Iron Works, and it is considered unlikely that a factory of any significant size was located here, and more likely that the engins were made by Hodgson & Stead.