In 1949 Cessna introduced the
Model 140A which had the improvement of having all metal
wings. The wing shape was also tapered, versus
the constant chord of the fabric covered models.
This wing was later to be used
on the four-seat 170A, since the original 170, like the 140, had
fabric covered wings. This 140A was wearing
the standard livery for 1950 when the above
Cessna Aircraft Co publicity shot was taken. I recently
(July 2010) saw a very nice example
Paula, California, Airport (below).