Dating your schwinn
"English Racer" - an older category of bikes usually designed for adults with three internal gears and an upright riding position.
has an excellent discussion of the history of Paramount bikes from their start in 1938 until the bankruptcy in 1993 of the original Schwinn company founded in 1895.
(See Schwinn Timeline.) Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle.
While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes.
At Schwinn we believe no one can write your journey, only you can.
We are proud of our heritage and being America’s most famous and loved bicycle brand, and we look forward to another century of sharing our bicycles with explorers of all ages.The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.