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of Irkdale Ironworks, Smedley Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
1876 Syers' 'Reliance' pump detailed. 
1877 'Improved' Reliance pump shown in The Engineer, 9th March 1877
Listed as millwrights in the 1877-78 Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, but not listed in the 1879 Directory