[CR]Help needed to identify crankset

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 15:04:07 +1000
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Geoff Duke <G.Duke@civag.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: [CR]Help needed to identify crankset

I am wondering if anyone can help me identify a crank set that came my way recently.It is a 1/8th cottered one piece steel crank and chain wheel set.165mm long with slender crank arms and no fluting.The chrome is quite good and the spider design is similar to a Williams crank that I believe was from about 1955.I know this was purchased by the last owner in the mid 70's but it is possible that it was secondhand then.The arms are marked with a capitol N on the back and so my initial thought was that they were Nitto.However the chain wheel crank is also marked "Made In England" in small letters.The N is forged into the arm inside a small oval but the other letters are stamped very neatly.Did Nitto have some cranks made in England or is there an English brand starting with N that I cant recall.Anyone have any ideas ? Geoff Duke in Melbourne Australia