Phillipson Pacemaker '51' Bamboo Rod - 9' 3/2

For sale here is a Phillipson Pacemaker 9 foot bamboo rod weighing 5 5/8 oz. The rod was made in 1951, the fifth year of production after Bill Phillipson left Granger. As the story goes, when Bill left Granger after an unsuccessful attempt to buy the company and started his own company, Agnes Marshall told him he would fail within five years. So in his fifth year of production he wrote "51" on each rod made to commemorate this milestone. Gold silks tipped black, down-locking green anodized aluminum reel seat. Medium fast action. Excellent condition. The varnish is mostly in great condition, but there's one spot that has flaked off as shown in the photos. Original bag, not sure about the tube.