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Harrison Patent Steering Engine Co

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1883 model at Science Museum
  • 1883 and 1886 Listed in Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1883 and 1886 as Harrison Patent Steering Engine Company, Rumford Street, Cross Lane, Salford: Edward Inman - Secretary

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.

  • 1896 Notice of meeting to be held on 22 January 1897 regarding the winding up of the company [1]
  • Alex Turnbull and Co of St Mungo works, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, announced that they were still making Harrison Steering Gears [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette, 18th December 1896
  2. The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect, December 1910