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Hodgson & Stead of Egerton Works, Irwell Street and Hope Foundry, Sandon Street, Salford. Makers of weighing machines.
1852 Company established.
1861 Employing 31 men.
1877 Listed in Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1877-8 (Part 2) as makers of weighing machines, weighbridges, cranes, turntables, &c. Iron founders, engineers & machinists, millwrights, druggists’ grocers’ & general shop fitters, makers of grocers’ canister &c. Egerton Works, Irwell St and Hope Foundry, Sandon Street, Salford
1878 Making Harrison's Patent Steering Gear (see Harrison Patent Steering Engine Co)
1880 Advertising Harrison's Patent Steering Gear
1880 Hodgson & Needham's Patent Polygonal Steelyard, calibrated to read in two or more units of weight measurement 
Location of Egerton Works, Windsor Street: The 1905/1908 O.S. map shows 'Egerton Iron Works - Weighing Machines' located alongside the L&NWR Liverpool - Manchester railway line (which was north of the works). Access was from Windsor Street, at the eastern end of the works. On the opposite side of Windsor Street was the Salford Corporation Gas Works. The south side of the works was adjacent to the back alley of a row of terraced houses on Christopher Street. The ground area was approx 120 ft by 300 ft. Note: The original Egerton Works was on Irwell Street, which was close to Salford Station.