November 1952 Gnutti advertisement

Photos of Ian Steel in 1952 show him with the word “Gnutti” on his shorts, indicating that they were a co-sponsor of the team.  Pictures of Ian Steel’s Tour of Britain winning bicycle appear to show Stronglight cranks with Simplex double chainrings.  His 1951 bicycle was equipped with quick-release hubs, but it is not clear what make they are – quite possibly Gnutti. This advertisement for Gnutti is copied from the November 12, 1952 issue of The Bicycle:

November 1952 Gnutti Advertisement