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.

    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 with pictures and can only say for sure a C1 was sold in 1931 - 1934 what was sold afterwards I don't know.

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

    The last dated instance I found with a razor picture
    Ad from the Lincoln News Messenger Jul. 26 1934

    1934adh.jpg
     

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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Type D produced 1934 - 1935
    This is the first Schick injector sold concurrently with the Schick Magazine Razor in 1934 and 1935.

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

    Last instance
    Ad from the Democrat and Chronicle Jul. 10h 1935
    1935adh.jpg

    Type E to follow when ads are ready.
     

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  4. BBS

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    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 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.

    An undocumented Type G with a black handle is known to exist, Canadian examples exist and I believe I found a reference to it being sold in 1955 in the US.

    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

    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 for a G2
    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 Den 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

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    space reserved for type I
     
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    sapce reserved for type I
     
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    BBS Well-Known Member

    Space reserved for type J
     
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    space reserved for type J
     
  11. 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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  12. BBS

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    Type L produced from 1967 - 1984
    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
    L4 produced 1974 Schick II. best I can tell this was only produced this year and in Canada as promotional razor to sell Schick II twin blades which were no longer being sold in the US at this point.
    L5 1971 - 1976 I didn't find any instances of this razor but according to research by others this razor was produced by Schick for International Silver which gave them out to promote their Paul Revere silverware sets.
    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 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

    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

    L4 Schick II
    First and only instance found
    Ad from the Calgary Herald Nov. 24 1974
    1974adhl4.jpg

    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
     

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  13. BBS

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    Type L continued

    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
     

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  14. BBS

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    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 - 1965
    Type M3v2 1966 / 1970 - 1973
    Type M1 produced 1966 - 1969
    Type M2 produced 1973 - 1982 also referred to as the protector on the packaging.

    M3v1 handle sticker says Schick Adjustable, adjustment dial sticker has a black dot in the center
    M3v2 handle sticker says Schick Adjustable, adjustment dial sticker same as M1
    M1 handle sticker says Schick Dial, adjustment dial sticker same as M3v2
    M2 handle sticker says adjustable by Schick, 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

    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
    1970adh.jpg

    Last instance of an M3v2
    Ad from the Albany Democrat Herald Feb 20th 1973
    1973adhm3.jpg

    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 Seguin Gazette Enterprise Jan 13th 1982
    1982adh.jpg
     

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  15. BBS

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    Update Type D and L ads done.

    Still to be reformatted are Type E, I and J ads.
     
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  16. BBS

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    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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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  19. BBS

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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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  20. 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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