Info from documents of the Milan Chamber of Commerce as follows:
- The February 26th, 1934 was set up a company in fact among the lords Cesare Nassetti and Ettore Nassetti under the name "Ettore Nassetti - Precision Mechanics Workshop", established in Milan, Via Boiardo 27. The shares of capital between the two partners were allocated as follows: Cesare Nassetti 70%, Ettore Nassetti 30%.
- In February 1938 the headquarters was transferred from via Boiardo 27 via Della Torre 24, also in Milan. On 18 November 1938 has opened a branch in Arezzo (FI).
- December 22nd, 1942 Caesar Nassetti was appointed prosecutor trading "Ettore NASSETTI - Precision Mechanics Workshop" with the authority to administer the company in both ordinary and extraordinary.
- September 18th, 1947 the name was changed from "Ettore NASSETTI - Precision Mechanics Workshop" to "Ettore NASSETTI."
- March 14th, 1953 "Ettore NASSETTI" opened a factory in San Pellegrino Terme (BG), via Della Vittoria 95.
- April 24th, 1954 the sociaty "Cesare NASSETTI & C. S.a.s. " between Cesare Nassetti and Mrs. Julia Azzolini Nassetti based in Milan, via Della Torre 24, was founded. The shares were divided into equal parts between two members.
- Mrs. Julia Azzolini Nassetti was Limited Partner, and socio partner was the comm. Cesare Nassetti; later it was the representation of society and the power to make all acts of ordinary and extraordinary administration and to appoint prosecutors.
- May 1st, 1954 "Caesar NASSETTI & C. Sas "denounced the opening of a branch in San Pellegrino Terme (BG) - share Ruspino.
- October 1st, 1955 was dissolved society "Ettore NASSETTI."
- May 1st, 1955 "Caesar NASSETTI & C. Sas "el'officina closed the offices of Milan, via Della Torre 24 to transfer the head office again in Milan, Piazza San Babila 4 / A and production at its factory in San Pellegrino Terme (BG) - share Ruspino.
- January 30th, 1964 the was society "Cesare NASSETTI & C. S.a.s. " was dissolved following the death of Comm. Cesare Nassetti.
The Nassetti A.R is one of the finest products.A characteristic motor in its own frame. The motor-block " iL Pellegrino " was developed from e.g. the A.R model. Trough the Nassetti iL Pellegrino building set , one could build a bike, with help-motor. The Pellegrino is now a days still , a help motor wich is good to assemble and joy-full to ride. An Italian blood-horse under a truly Dutch bike goes well. You need a good pair of (drum) brakes. For 50 km/h can easy be overstepped.
The Nassetti iL Pellegrino-engins are used direct after 1945 by Dutch racing-motor drivers, on the circuit of Zandvoort. (1950).
The indication Dilly , refers not to the bike type, but to the motor-blok.It is told that Ettore Nassetti, used his daughters names for its motor-types. With the Dilly-motor started a great series of motor-bike models. Which, in view of the changes through the years, also developed in techniques. But the Dilly-motor block did not change, in view of the multitude models which has a Dilly-block we can say that the Dilly is the "work-horse"of the Nassetti.
A beauty among the Nassetties. In this model you can find, everything, a real grown-up motor, but is still related to a bicycle. E.g. by assembling a handle-bar, and long cranks, so when you have a brake-down, you always can cycle. Belief it or not, but after cycling 500 meters you rather like to walk. Nice are the front and back-spring action, at that time it was a luxury. This type of spring was called "swing-arm" spring action. It cost a lot of service, but it works well.
It is a pity that the pictures are not pretty, for you can see clearly that the Dilly line has grown. The handle-bar has vanished and the frame is unique. A tube-frame at the front and a steel back-frame fixed together, gives the motor a Spartan look which vever used to be the case.
The Dilly-sport, is almost the same as the Dilly the Luxe. Designers must have noticed that. Therefore they have produced top models, with all the good quality of the Dilly frame.
2,5 HP 5800 r.p.m (1958). We do not know how many Dilly models are produced, but clear it's that the two models, as pictures, were the last of the series. The "adult" Dilly, with a tube-frame, had a front and back telescope spring action and a 2.5hp at 5800 rpm horse-power engine. To date, we are not sure if a 3 speed Dilly engine was ever produced.
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