Schick Injector updated information addenum thread

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  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    As we all know this is the original classfication scheme used to identify Schick injectors.
    http://safetyrazors.net/schick/schicktech.htm

    This information hasn't been updated in over 10 years. The purpose of this thread is to expand on that information by providing additional context or correct errors and omissions.

    I haven't researched all the razors out so my updates are far from incomplete and are far from complete and as such are not the final word and subject to revision as better information comes forth.

    First up is the Type A.

    Razor was produced in 1926 and 1927. Full page ads with exact date and paper source can be viewed via the attachments.

    These came in 2 handle style variants

    A1v1 was produced in 1926 and 1927
    sa1.jpg

    A1v2 was produced in 1927
    sa2.jpg

    First ad is from the Ithaca Journal Oct. 13th 1926
    1926adh.jpg

    Second ad is from the Honolulu Star Bulletin Sept. 17th 1927
    1927adha.jpg
     

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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type B introduced in 1927

    Sold from 1927 - 1930

    B1 sold from 1927 - 1930
    B2 sold for Christmas of 1929, possibly other years.
    B3 no further information found.

    First is the B1 which was also sold in gold plate which hasn't been documented yet.

    Here is the gold plated B1.
    View attachment 205274 View attachment 205275

    Type B adverts, full page ads can be viewed as attachments.

    Here is first instance I found of a B1 for sale
    Ad from Democrat and Chronicle Nov. 3rd 1927
    1927adhb.jpg

    Next instance shows the gold and silver plate options for a B1
    Ad from the Indianapolis Star Sept. 5th 1928
    1928adh.jpg

    Here is the only instance I found for a B2
    Ad from The Post Star Dec. 11th 1929
    1929adh.jpg

    Final instance I found for a Type B razor
    Ad from Palladium Item Dec. 22nd 1930
    1930adh.jpg

    Type C sold from 1931 - 1940, full page ads can be viewed as attachments

    I only found 2 instances for a C1 between 1931 - 1934 and C3 in 1940 what was sold from 1935 - 1939 I don't know.

    First instance of a C1
    Ad from the Press and Sun Bulletin Jul. 19th 1931
    1931adh.jpg

    The last dated instance of a C1
    Ad from the Lincoln News Messenger Jul. 26 1934
    1934adh.jpg

    Only instance I found for a C3
    Ad from the Los Angeles Times Sun Dec. 8th 1940
    1940ad.jpg
     

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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type D produced 1934 - 1936
    This is the first Schick injector sold concurrently with the Schick Magazine Razor in 1934 through January of 1936. In December of 1935 it would be superseded by the Type E1.

    First instance
    Ad from the Philadelphia Inquirer Sep. 9th 1934
    1934adh.jpg

    Last instance
    Ad from the San Pedro News Pilot Jan 22nd 1936
    1936ad1.jpg

    Type E produced 1935 - 1946
    In December of 1935 we see the introduction of the E1 in the onyx-composition and gold along with a black and gold version aka a black handle E5 with a square spring . These are sold until January on 1937. In 1937 we see the introduction of the first E2 w/movable spring and E5v1, later in 1937 we see the E5 go to the new safety guard design and the introduction of the second E2 variant with a movable spring. By 1939 we have the second version of the E2 with a fixed spring but same spring style as the movable spring.

    A note on the E5 razors they are not special razors or came in special sets, Magazine Repeater Company offered their razors from 1935 - 1937 aka all the movable spring variants i.e. the E1 and first E2 variants in 2 styles. One style is the onyx-composition and gold and the other being black and gold aka the razors designated by Appleby as E5 razors.

    It is hard to date these after 1939. Around 1941 - 1942 they switched over to the E3 models which were sold concurrently with E2 models. E2 models were first sold without the moveable spring and with and without the moveable springs concurrently also at least in 1939 and possibly earlier.
    The E4 maybe a razor that is misidentified as an early G1 since I've never seen a single example of this razor. They should exist and numerous examples since there should have been plenty of surplus military razors in this style when the war ended but they don't.

    E3 models were produced for military using during WWII and don't show up again until April of 1946, it is assumed Magazine Repeater Company didn't resume selling razors since they were in the process of merging with Eversharp which was completed in March of 1946. All the ad space only shows injector blades being sold from January to April of 1946. Before introducing the new Eversharp branded G1 injectors Eversharp apparently sold off the military surplus razors in the US and elsewhere between April and June of 46. It is possible they were selling Type G1 injectors alongside the E3 injectors between April and June though I didn't find any evidence of this thus far.

    Here is an E1, E2 w/movable spring / first variant and E5v1. The E1 was produced December of 1935 - 1937, the other 2 for about 6 months give or take starting in January of 1937.
    e123.jpg

    Here are instruction sheets for the razors above
    e1e5instruction.jpg se1ad.jpg

    There was also a black handle version of E1 produced between 1936 - 1937. How to classify this as an E1 or E5 I will leave that one open to interpretation for now. What is certain between 1936 - 1938 Schick razors with the movable springs came in both butterscotch and black colored handles.
    Ebh1.JPG

    Here is the E2 w/moveable spring / second variant aka the commonly found one with the single channel lather guard and E5v2. These were produced from mid 1937 until 1939.
    e25.jpg

    Here are the 2 E2 variants with fixed springs.
    e2v3.jpg E2v4b.jpg

    Finally the difference between the last E2 variant and the E3. The difference is in the guard, the E3 they added striations to it help stretch the skin.
    Type_e_3.jpg

    E1 first instance
    Ad from The Pittsburgh Press Dec. 19th 1935
    1935E1ad.jpg
    As can be read in the ad it shows the razor was sold in 2 handle styles and documents that a black handle E1 or early E5 depending how you group the razors was also available.

    Here is an ad from the De Luxe set in 1936 we can see it is a E1 in the set.
    e11936.jpeg

    First instance of an E2 w/movable spring, lather channel like an E1 or E5v1
    Ad from Orlando Evening Star Feb 3rd 1937
    1937ad1a.jpg

    Here is a De Luxe set showing either an E2 w/movable spring second variant or E5v2
    Ad from Life Magazine Jul 26th 1937
    e51937.jpeg

    E3 last instance being sold during 1946
    Here is the clearest example from an ad I could find. There is no mistaking that razor is an E3 by the spring design.
    Ad from the Calgary Herald Apr. 26th 1946
    1946ad.jpg
     

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  4. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type F sold from 1940 - 41 and again in 1946.

    First instance I found. They did sell this razor earlier than Christmas time of 1940 but this ad shows both sets it came in.
    Ad from the Indianapolis Star Dec. 20th 1940.
    1940adh.jpg

    In 1941 production is stopped on this razor and it is not produced again. There are some instances of this razor being sold in 1946 but those are most likely left over pre war inventory being liquidated and not new production runs.

    First ad is from the San Francisco Examiner Jul. 1st 1941
    1941adh.jpg

    Last instance is from the Spokane Chronicle Dec. 12th 1946.
    1946adhf.jpg
     

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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type G sold from 1946 - 1957

    G1 sold from 1946 - 1954
    G2 sold Christmas of 1946 and 1947
    G3 sold Christmas of 1948 and 1949, these sets sold for $5 so that is how to tell if they are gold plated or not. the 49 set was sold at $5 or $2.50 depending the retailer.
    G4 sold 1948 - 1951 sold as the Schick 66
    G8 sold 1954 - 1957 first ribbed handle razor predating the I2 hydro magic by a few months in 1954.

    No info found on the other known variants.

    First the G1 which came in 3 variants.
    G1v1 was produced in 1946 and 1947 and is differentiated by the what is written on the injector spring. These models have the older Schick Injector marking on the spring like the earlier models.

    G1v2 and G1v3 are differentiated by ferrules on the handles, both have the newer Eversharp Schick markings on the spring, G1v2 has the square like ferrule and the G1v3 has a rounded ferrule which you also see the G8 razors which superseded the G1 in 1954.

    Here are pictures of the 3 variants
    G1v1 1946 - 1947
    schick46-47g.jpg

    Pictured on the right is the G1v3 1953 - 1954 and on the left G1v2 1948 - 1952
    schickg48-53.jpg

    There are also some Canadian made Type G razors that are unique in that they are black handle variants. They were definitely made 1946 or later because both have the Eversharp name on the springs. One came with the old style Type spring with the side tabs and the other with the standard Type G injectors.
    Here is one with the older Type E style spring, it is also possible the handle is blue and not black but either way that spring is what makes it unique.
    G1withspring.jpg

    Here is one with the newer spring style and black handle.
    G1nospring.jpg

    G4 aka the Schick 66 came in 2 styles gold and chrome plated heads.
    schick66gold.jpg schick66silvera.jpg schick66silverb.jpg

    First instance of a G1 being sold, they were sold as Eversharp Schick and Schick Injectors in 1946
    Ad from the Courier Journal Sun Jun 16th 1946
    See full page ad attachment

    Here is another ad for the G1v1 from 1947
    Ad from the Beckley Post Herald Jun 13th 1947
    1947adhg1.jpg

    Here is an ad from 1946 for the G2
    G2ad1946.jpg

    Here is an ad for a G2 from 1947
    Ad from the Boston Globe Dec. 24th 1947
    1947adhg2.jpg

    First instance of the G4 aka the Schick 66 also shows the first instance of updated Eversharp Schick marked spring
    Ad from the Bristol Herald Courier Oct. 8th 1948
    1948adhg4.jpg

    Last instance of the G4
    Ad from the Times Recorder Jan 19th 1951
    1951adh.jpg

    First instance of the G3
    Ad from the Miami Daily News Record Dec. 16th 1948
    1948adg3.jpg

    Last instance of the G3
    Ad from the Dayton Daily News Sun Dec. 4th 1949
    1949adh.jpg

    Last instance I found of the G1 though it is possible this was also sold in Christmas of 1955
    Ad from the Baltimore Sun Jan 10th 1954 1954adhg1.jpg

    First instance of a G8
    Ad from the Green Bay Press Gazette Feb. 11th 1954
    1954adhg8.jpg

    Final instance before the G8 is superseded by the I1 and J1
    Ad from the Springfield News Leader Feb. 1st 1957
    1957ad.jpg


    If you look carefully at this ad from Christmas of 1955 you can see what looks to be a the black handle Type G razor on the tree on the bottom row of ornaments same razor as is known to have been made in Canada. It is hard to tell but there may also be a G1 ornament on the tree.
    55ad.jpg
     

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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type H Ladies razor sold 1947 - 1952.

    H1 1947 - 1952
    H2 sold as the Deb 1948 - 1951

    Both were sold concurrently between 1948 and 1951

    First instance of an H1 I found
    Ad from the Des Moines Register Dec. 17th. 1947
    1947adh.jpg

    First instance of an H2 I found
    Ad from the Indiana Gazette Dec. 9th 1948
    1948adh.jpg

    Last instance of the H2
    Ad from the Albuquerque Journal Dec. 20th 1951
    1951adh.jpg

    Last instance of the H1
    Ad from the Times Herald Feb. 14th 1952
    1952adh.jpg
     

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  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type I sold from 1954 - 1967

    Couple of misconceptions about these razors. The I and J were the same razors with 1 or 2 exceptions with different handle styles as per Schick the I handles would be the classic handle and J handle the long handle when sold concurrently.

    To understand the revisions you need to know that Schick changed the logo on the razor stamps 3 times during this time period.
    First was 1954 with the introduction of the hydro magic razors, they were stamped Eversharp hydro magic for the I2.
    In 1959 Eversharp is dropped from the logo and the stamps are changed to Schick Safety Razors on the I1
    Finally in 1964 the logo on the I1 is changed to Schick.

    For more detailed analysis on the differences and v1/2/3 etc nomenclature see here.
    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/schick-injector-type-i-and-j-reclassification.62682/

    I2 1954 - 1961
    Iv1 1957 - 1959
    Iv2 1959 - 1964
    Iv3 1964 - 1967

    The I2 hydromagics came in 2 major variants regardless of gold or chrome heads. It is unclear when the transistion occurred from one style to the other.
    The earlier variants have a hydro magic lever that looks like this. These were produced between 1954 - 1958.
    [​IMG]

    The later variants the lever looks like this and were produced between 1958 - 1961.
    [​IMG]

    First instance of the the I2
    ad from the Progress Index Apr. 29th 1954
    1954ad.jpg

    With this particular razor we can date the switch over on the levers to 1958
    I21958set.jpg
    What makes it unique is the logo change and set name change to Eversharp Schick this only happened with this razor for a few months in 1958 as seen here.
    Ad from the Arizona Republic Mar. 27th 1958
    1950i2a_ad.jpg

    By Christmas of 1958 it is back to Eversharp Hydro-magic and all new injector which can only refer to one thing. They changed the razor. We know the longer and shorter lever hydro-magics do not shave the same so this is what they are referring to as new. Same style different shaver and lever and switch over date confirmed.
    Ad from the Times News Dec. 11th 1958
    1950i2b_ad.jpg


    Last instance of the I2
    ad from the Pampa Daily News Apr. 13th 1961
    1961ad.jpg

    First instance of the I1v1
    ad from the Honolulu Star Bulletin Aug. 5th 1957
    [​IMG]

    Last instance of the I1v1
    ad from the Beckley Post Herald Jun. 16th 1959
    1959ad.jpg

    See J1v2 and J2 ads for proof of the dates for I1v2 (1959 - 1964) and I1v3 (1964 - 1967)

    Only instance I found for the I1v3, it is assumed they produced these razors at least until the introduction of the L1 in 1967, if proof comes forth otherwise then 1966 is the last year for the I1v3.
    ad from the Indianapolis Star Feb. 2nd 1966
    1966ad.jpg
     

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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type J sold from 1954 - 1969

    Couple of misconceptions about these razors. The I and J were the same razors with 1 or 2 exceptions with different handle styles as per Schick the I handles would be the classic handle and J handle the long handle when sold concurrently.

    To understand the revisions you need to know that Schick changed the logo on the razor stamps 3 times during this time period.
    First was 1954 with the introduction of the hydro magic razors, they were either stamped Eversharp hydro magic for the I2 or Eversharp Hydro magic 500 and for the I1 and J1 razors Eversharp Schick.

    In 1959 Eversharp is dropped from the logo and the stamps are changed to Schick Safety Razors on the I1 and J1 and the J4 Eversharp Schick becomes the J3 Schick Golden 500.

    Finally in 1964 the logo on the J2 is changed to Schick and the J3 becomes Schick 500.

    For more detailed analysis on the differences and v1/2/3 etc nomenclature see here.
    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/schick-injector-type-i-and-j-reclassification.62682/

    J4v1 1954 - 1958
    J4v2 1958 - 1959
    J3v1 1959 - 1964
    J3v2 1964 - 1969
    J1v1 1957 - 1959
    J1v2 1959 - 1964
    J2 1964 - 1967

    The first instance of any J razor is the J4 in 1954
    Ad from the Billings Gazette Dec. 8th 1954
    1954ad.jpg

    The difference between the I2 and J4 as seen here in this ad from 1955
    ij1955.jpg

    Last instance of the J4
    ad from th Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph Nov. 29th 1959

    1959ad2.jpg

    First instance of the J3v1
    ad from the Tucson Daily Citizen Dec. 17th 1959
    1959ad3.jpg

    In 1963 the packaging is changed for the J3, the J3v1 was packaged in case from 1963 to 1964 and the J3v2 from 1964 - 1969
    ad from the Kansas City Times Jun. 7th 1963
    1963ad.jpg

    Finally the last instance of the J3v2
    ad from the El Paso Times Jun. 12th 1969
    El_Paso_Times_Thu__Jun_12__1969_adrs.jpg

    First instance of the J1v1
    ad from the Honolulu Star Bulletin Aug. 5th 1957
    1957ad.jpg

    First instance of J1v2 and I1v2, see store display with both style handles
    ad from the Chicago Tribune Apr. 15th 1959
    1959adij.jpg

    First instance of J2 and I1v3 see handle description
    ad from the Alabama Journal May 14th 1964
    1964ad.jpg

    Last instance of J2
    ad from the Courier Journal Oct. 27th 1967
    1967ad.jpg
     

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  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type K Lady Eversharp produced from 1962 - 1974

    K2 produced 1962 - 1966
    K3 produced in 1964 though possible it was produced multiple years
    K1 produced 1966 - 1972
    K4 produced 1972 - 1975 this razor is a known but undocumented razor that the classifications should be updated to with a K4 designation

    First instance of the K2
    Ad from the Dayton Daily News Dec. 12th 1962
    1962adh.jpg

    Only instance I found for a K3
    Ad from the Clarion Ledger May 17th 1964
    1964adh.jpg

    First instance of a K1
    Ad from the Tampa Times May 5th 1966
    1966adh.jpg

    Last instance of a K1
    Ad from the Pittsburgh Press Jun 16th 1972
    1972adh.jpg

    The K4 which is sometimes referred to as the Ladies version of Easy Rider well as we can see from the picture there is no mention of Easy Rider on the packaging and the introduction date which is 1972 is nowhere near the actual date of the movie Easy Rider which was in 1969.

    Here are pics of the razor
    lek4a1.jpg lek4b1.jpg

    Here is the last instance of it being sold I could find
    Ad from the Times Standard Feb. 11th 1975
    The_Times_Standard_Tue__Feb_11__1975_rs.jpg
     

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    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type L produced from 1967 - 1984
    L0 predates the L1 by a few months it was an Eversharp branded injector that went nowhere along with the Eversharp DE razor and Eversharp branded DE and Injector blades. These were introduced in January of 1967 and only lasted for abour 3 months disappearing by April of 67. They were sold along side Schick branded DE and Injector razors.

    L1 Shows up late 67 superseding the type I1 razors.
    Exact date for final production in US unclear, dates show as late as 1982 in the US and 1984 in Canada. Type N for sure was being sold in 1984 in the US so there is probably some overlap in the US prior.

    L2 produced 1973 - 1975 Stick Schick
    L3 produced 1975 - 1976 Schick Grip
    L5 1976 - 1980 I only found 1 instance of this razor in 1978 but plenty of instances of the cartridge version of this razor. It is assumed the injector version was also sold during this same time frame besides in 1978. This razor was distributed through International Silver but was never called a Paul Revere or packaged with Paul Revere silverware. They sometimes were called Schick pewter or silver razors depending the plating option and also referred to as pistol-grip razors. They were also referred to a Schick Classic razors The cartridge versions were referred to as Schick Super II classic razors and injectors as Schick classic or Schick injector classic.
    L6 1971 - 1972 Easy Rider. This was promoted as Easy Rider but it has nothing to do with the movie which was released in 1969.
    L7 Championship razor, special edition produced for the 1972 Olympics. I haven't found any ads corroborating this yet but this razor is supposed to have been also produced in Canada for the 1976 Olympics.
    L8 1977 - 1978 Schick Golden. This one is my designation which is a gold plated version of the L1 given away as a promotional razor like the L2 - L7 if you bought the blades in the package with it. If it wasn't sold as a Schick Golden I would have classified it as a L1 variant.
    L9 1967? - ? Schick 500. This razor far as I know was only sold in Europe and is the only known type L with a hydro magic lever. This style razor reappears in the US and Europe with a yellow handle between 1972 - 1975 sold as a Lady Eversharp.

    First up the L0
    Here is what the razor looks like. It has a grey handle like the Eversharp Eagle DE razor and has the Eversharp logo and eagle stamped on the razor head.
    l0a.jpg l0b.jpg
    Here is an ad from the Northwest Arkansas Times Feb. 27th 1967
    Northwest_Arkansas_Times_Mon__Feb_27__1967_rs.jpg

    Another ad with a better picture of the packaging.
    1967esad.jpg

    Now for the L1
    First instance of this razor being sold
    Ad from the Daily Independent Dec. 20th 1967
    1967adhl1.jpg

    Last instance the US was in 1982 I couldn't find any examples sold between 1980 and 1982 so there may have been overlap or the introduction of the N razors would have been sometime after this year.
    Ad from the El Paso Times Sept. 30th 1982
    1982adhl2.jpg

    We can date the L1 and in turn the L7, L8 and colored handle L1 razors into date ranges by razor head stampings. Between 1967 and 1972 the razor heads had a triangle and a larger Schick font on the razor heads. From 1972 up until 1984 they no longer have the triangle and the Schick font is smaller. You can see the differences in the examples below.

    Example of an L1 made between 1967 - 1972. This one happens to be from 1968.
    l168a.jpg l168b.jpg

    Example of an L1 made between 1972 - 1984. This one happens to be from 1973.
    l173a.jpg l173b.jpg


    As you can see they still sold this in Canada at least up until 1984, in Canada these set were sold as Schick Injector Systems.
    Ad from the Edmonton Journal Feb. 29th 1984
    1984adhl1.jpg

    In 1984 they were selling N1 razors in the US
    Ad from the La Crosse Tribune Aug. 28th 1984
    1984adhn1.jpg

    L2 Stick Schick

    First instance
    Ad from the McHenry Plaindealer Jun 20th 1973
    1973adhl2.jpg

    Last instance
    Ad from the Republic Jan 2nd 1975
    1975adhl2.jpg

    L3 Schick Grip

    First instance
    Ad from the Chula Vista Star Nov. 2nd 1975
    1975adhll3.jpg

    Last instance
    Ad from the Times Jan. 18th 1976
    1976adhl3.jpg

    L5 Schick Classic aka a Paul Revere
    This is the only instance I found mentioning the injector version in this mail in offer for one. Schick ran these as full page ads nationally in 1978.
    Ad from the Spokesman Review May 7th. 1978
    The_Spokesman_Review_Sun__May_7__1978_rs.jpg
     

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  11. BBS

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    Type L continued
    L6 Easy Rider

    First Instance
    Ad from Intelligencer Journal Oct. 15th 1971
    1971adhl6.jpg

    Last Instance
    Ad from the Honolulu Advertiser Apr. 26th 1972
    1972adhl6.jpg

    Proof the Easy Rider razor has nothing to do with the movie Easy Rider and everything to do with the guard bar having bumps on it as seen here and then explained why in the tv commercial.
    sea1.jpg



    L7 Championship razor
    First and only instance
    Ad from the Circleville Herald Jul. 20th 1972
    1972adhl7.jpg

    I found zero evidence so far that the championship razor was made in any other years with the 2 possibilities being 1976 and 1980 but I did find 2 variations of this razor that back up what I've seen with the L1 razors in that they changed the logos on the razor heads in 1972 removing the triangle from them.
    Here is a early 72 Championship razor notice the triangle on the razor head.
    l7-72.jpg

    Here is a later 72 Championship razor. See how it is lacking the triangle below the Schick stamping.
    l7.jpg


    L8 Schick Golden

    Difference between the L1 and L8

    L1 chrome on the left and L8 gold on the right
    L1silver.JPG L8Gold.JPG

    Reason for giving this it's own designation instead being an L1v2 has to do with the packaging. This packaging is unique to only gold plated Type L injectors.
    l8a.jpg l8b.jpg


    First instance
    Ad from the Valley News Dec. 27th 1977
    1977adhl8.jpg

    Last instance
    Ad from the Lancaster Eagle Gazette Jan 12th 1978
    1978adhl8.jpg

    L9 - my designation, this razor was sold as a Schick 500 most likely sometime after 1967 in Europe only. This razor is the only known type L with a hydro magic lever. The same style razor reappears again between 1972 - 1975 in the US and Europe with a yellow handle branded as a Lady Eversharp which I have designated as a K4.
    typel8.jpg L9a.jpg L9b.jpg

    Couple of special L razors, not sure how to designate these. The purplish/blue one maybe the L4. They were produced no earlier than sometime in 1971 since the Schick Injector System didn't come into the marketing lexicon until mid 1971. They also would have been produced no later than sometime in 1972 since that was the year they removed the triangle logo from the razor heads. The white handle is most likely 1972 or later. The only 1972 or earlier ones without a triangle logo were special issue razors like the Schick Stick and Easy Rider and those also had different Schick stampings. This razor if it was a special issue would have follow that scheme, since it doesn't we can assume it was a standard Type L injector like the L1 with a different color handle. Besides the white and purplish handle they also made ones not pictured with a green and orange/redish color handle.
    lp1.jpg lpb.jpg

    Here is a Type L made 1972 or later with a J style handle. You can tell for sure it is a Type L by the logo. My guess this was one of the many promotional razors made by Warner Lambert in the 70s given away for free with a pack of blades.
    TypeLJ.jpg

    Here is a Japanese Type L1, this particular razor was produced sometime 1972 or later. What makes this razor of interest is it is design and shave that the modern Type L clone razors are based upon. You can tell by the razor guard since it has teeth on it unlike the American or European Type L razors.
    lj1.jpg lj3.jpg lj4.jpg
     

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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type M Schick Adjustable produced from 1964 - 1982.
    I am going by the handle stickers to designate the razors for the moment.
    Type M3v1 1964 - 1966
    Type M3v2 1970 - 1973
    Type M1 produced 1966 - 1969
    Type M2 produced 1973 - 1984 also referred to as the protector on the packaging.

    M3v1 handle sticker says Schick Adjustable, adjustment dial sticker sold with and without a black dot in the center
    M3v2 handle sticker says Schick Adjustable, adjustment dial sticker w/o black a black dot in the center
    M1 handle sticker says Schick Dial, adjustment dial sticker sold with and without a black dot in the center
    M2v1 handle sticker says adjustable by Schick, adjustment dial sticker has cross in center
    M2v2 handle plastic no sticker says Schick as part of the handle, adjustment dial sticker has cross in center

    First instance of an M3v1
    Ad from the Indianapolis Star Sept. 4th 1964
    See full page ad attachment.

    Second instance of an M3v1 in 1965 showing the center dot on the adjustment dial
    Ad from the Kansas City Times Jun. 3rd 1965
    1965ad.jpg

    First instance of the M3v2 with the new dial sticker without the center dot. This sticker style disappears from the adjustables and doesn't reappear again until 1970.
    Ad from the News May 26th 1966
    1966ad1.jpg

    First instance of the M1
    Ad from the Lancaster Eagle Gazette Jun. 15th 1966
    1966ad2.jpg

    Here is an instance of the M1 with a black center dot on the adjustment dial
    Ad from the Courier Journal Oct. 27th 1967
    1967adm1.jpg

    Last instance of an M1
    Ad from the Selma Times Journal Dec. 28th 1969
    1969adh.jpg

    First reappearance for an M3v2
    Ad from the Democrat and Chronicle Sun Apr. 5th 1970
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    Last instance of an M3v2
    Ad from the Albany Democrat Herald Feb 20th 1973
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    First instance of the M2
    Ad from the Lebanon Daily News Aug 28th 1973
    1973adhm2.jpg

    Last instance of the M2 being sold
    Ad from the Democrat and Chronicle Sun Dec. 30th 1984
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    Here is a later model M2v2 so we can see how the handle differs. It came in 2 styles one with the razor head having a Schick logo stamped on it and one without. The one without is most likely 1980 - 1982 and the one with 1982 - 1984 since that is about when the Type N razor appears and is also when that style of logo first appears on an injector.
    M21980.jpg M21980a.jpg
    m2ca.jpg m2cb.jpg
     

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  13. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Update Type D and L ads done.

    Still to be reformatted are Type E, I and J ads.
     
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    BBS Well-Known Member

    Update added new Type L as a L9 which is previously undocumented.

    I and J ads should be done in the next few days.
     
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    Type M adjustables updated. Timeline change to reflect that there are multiple M3 variants.
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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    This and probably a few other threads like that one once I am finished here should probably be added to the master sticky thread.
     
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  18. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Fantastic information! Very helpful! Thanks for putting this together. It should be a “sticky” as this will be helpful for many of us now and in the future.
     
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  19. BBS

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    Update proof the L6 Easy Rider has nothing to with the movie Easy Rider and everything to do with safety guard being changed. The Easy rider refers to the bumps on the guard bar.
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    1971 TV ad for the Easy Rider razor
     
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  20. BBS

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    Type A1 razors updated, second handle style variant added.
     
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