Range of small motorcycles produced by BSA in the late 1950s and 1960s; early models were 125 cc, later ones 175cc. Single cylinder, two-stroke engine; three- or four-speed gearbox. Aimed at the provisional licence market; went down with the rest of the company's range in the face of the Honda onslaught.

The the bantam plug, aka TT (tiny telephone) jack, is a smaller version of the plug we refer to as "phone plug", "phone jack" or 1/4" jack.

The TT plug was invented by switchcraft.
Years lated the company ADC created the same plug, but now known as "bantam".

Ban"tam (?), n.

A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java.

 

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