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Unfortunately, an office fire in 1948 destroyed the Paramount records.
Date codes, if you know how to read them, will tell you what year Schwinn manufactured the bike. Instead, you will have to find and use their serial numbers to determine their manufacturing year. It will be on the head tube, the A-frame or the seat tube.
Wipe dirt and oil from the serial number, if necessary, so you can read it accurately. Call a Schwinn representative and tell her the serial number.
This seems to have been a system started by Emil Wastyn.
We found a very early Paramount – claimed to be a 1938-9 vintage – with serial number A545.