Turns out I had two images of
this 170. The above shot is from the Jennifer Gradidge collection
and was taken circa
1953, whilst by the time I took my lower shot in 1959, the owner had re-
painted it with
"175" style livery. Frankly, I preferred the "original",
and more classic look.
However, as the old paint started to peel off,
many owners decided to overall paint their machines
to protect the
metal.. The venue on both images was the same: Vancouver's
Sea Island Airport.
I believe this bird is still
registered. I wonder what it looks like now?