Motorcycle [BSA C10]
Birmingham Small Arms Company, Manufacturer
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The initials of the English company, BSA, stand for "Birmingham Small Arms". By 1893, BSA was also making bicycle frames and parts and, like many other bicycle makers, later moved into motorcycle production. They produced their first motorbike in 1909. This particular motorcycle is a 249 cc, single-cylinder model. The C10 was a popular bike and was made, with some modifications, from 1945 to 1957. This type of motorcycle is typical of being associated with ‘Bodgies’, a youth sub culture of the fifties in Australia and New Zealand akin to the ‘Teddy Boy’ culture in the UK and the ‘Greaser’ culture in the US.
DKX1A-0 407901 / AC33 939 10 Impressed
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