PA-12S Super Cruiser Float
NC7874H (c/n 12-777)
A PA-12S skimming across Long
Island Sound out from Edo's plant at College Point, Long
Island. Piper (some other manufacturers
also) had the annoying trait of painting the registration
number just above the horizontal stabilizer, which
made photography of Piper craft of that period
to take and still get the identity of the bird in the frame.
Fortunately, on the original print
NC7874H is clearly visible
under the port wing. This photograph came from the Edo Float
Corporation in 1950.