Since the paint was coming off in large sections I decided the best option was to strip and repaint the Stowaway.

Two discoveries have been made.

The first is that the chain guard was originally black.

Then it became clear that the frame was metallic red.

Looking at the inside of the chaincase there was metallic red of the same hue as the frame. Was the Stowaway two-toned? I have not found a reference photo to confirm a) the metallic red or b) that the chain guard was ever sold as a separate colour from the frame.