The Paramount was the second highest grade offered in the Phillipson lineup.
The Paramount was available in 7′ to 9 1/2′ lengths (3 oz. to 6.25 oz.) and priced at $50 throughout its lifetime. Unlike the Premium, Bait Casting rods were offered in this grade, making them the highest grade bait casters available.
Production of the Paramount grade lasted from 1947 through 1954.
The 1947 -1948 Catalog suggests: “A very high grade angler’s model, perfectly matched for color and balance to the expert’s taste.”
Each Paramount has the “exclusive Phillipson natural grip (patent pending)”—aka the Elliptical grip.
In 1947, reel seats were offered as “brown plastic locking reel seats” and later changed to “brown anodized aluminum” in 1950.
Early Paramounts were wrapped in Black & White Jasper silk thread tipped with gold, black and gold. Beginning in 1951, Paramounts were wrapped in Black & White Jasper silk thread tipped with gold and black.