"A French company established in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson in
Langlée near Montargis, Hutchinson first made coated fabrics
under the brand name, Aigle."
"In 1890, Hutchinson started to produce bicycle tires. The
company won its first competition with Léon Georget in 1909
thanks to the ‘Monofil’ tire. The biggest names in the world of
cycling then bore the brand to the highest peaks, claiming
victory of the Tour de France from one year to the next (Louis
Bobet 1953, 1954 and 1955 –Anquetil 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963,
"Raymond Poulidor carried on the spirit of this golden era
through the famous Mercier-Hutchinson partnership."
From company web site
A neat cartoon from earlier years.
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