The aim of this thread is to categorize the Type E razors in a way that is easier understood for the average collector so as such I will not being using Appleby's designations other than the Type E label to describe them at all. They will presented in chronological order with the variations that differentiate each from the other. Before I start we need to establish if black handle Type E razors are their own subset of razors or not. If we go by this advertisement then the answer is clear. They aren't. Magazine Repeater Company sold the black and gold along with the onyx-composition and gold razors as different styles of the same razor. Now on to the pictures, First picture has 8 of the 9 styles sold in the order they were made, the last shows the first style of black handle Type E razor. Here is a Deluxe set of depending how you want define it as either a 1st variant using this dummies guide or an E5v1 or black handled E1. Notice the box says black handle also. From left to right Movable spring variants Column 1, first variants, distinguishing feature is the square spring, missing is the black handle version in the picture. It is featured in it's own separate picture. Column 2, second variants, distinguishing feature is the change of the style of spring from squared to round. Came in 2 handle styles. Column 3, third variants, distinguishing feature. the lather guard channel is changed. Came in 2 handle styles. Fixed spring variants Column 4, 4th variant, distinguishing feature is the extra tab on the left to hold the spring in place. Column 5, 5th variant, distinguishing feature is the redesign of the spring, tab is now centered to lock the spring in place. Column 6, 6th variant, distinguishing feature is the addition of striations on the guard to help stretch skin better. Extra pictures. Movable spring razors. Fixed spring razors. 5th and 6th variant showing the difference between the safety guards.