Founded by William Chater-Lea in London in 1890, Chater-Lea was a bicycle, motorcycle & automobile manufacturer.  In bicycles, it was the most prestigious (and expensive!) maker of British cycling components, 1928 through 1950's
at Letchworth, Hertfordshire
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The brand re-launched in 2017, no products announced yet...          

Updated 5.3.2018                         Click on images to see larger view

1935 advertisement in Cycling magazine

 1940s crank set; narrow, round arm version

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The Ultimate classic cranks?
This fluted arm version was the most frequently seen version

  

Hubs, late, all aluminum versions...

Pedals  NOS boxed set from CyclArt

             

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