Schick Injectors for Dummies — Type G Type Gadd_link The aim of this thread is to categorize the Type G 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 G label to describe them at all. They will be presented in chronological order with the variations that differentiate each from the other. This breakdown only covers US made Type G injectors. There were two unique Canadian made versions with black handles that won't be covered here. Type G razors come in four distinct variants. Some variants came with various different handle styles but are the same razor just different handle regardless of the set. Regardless of variant what makes a Schick injector a Type G is that they were the first razors produced by Eversharp after they took over the Schick brand from Magazine Repeater Company in 1946. The distinguishing feature of all Type G razors is they feature 2 patent numbers on the razor handle 1806087 and 1969945. Variant 1add_link The first variant was produced in 1946/1947. It is distinguished by the fact it has a squared ferrule and the spring says Schick Injector on it. The razor was only produced in an ivory/cream colored handle style. Variant 2add_link The second variants were produced between 1947/48 and 1952. It is distinguished by the fact the ferrule is squared except for Style 2 and the spring says Eversharp Schick on it. This razor came in various handle styles. Style 1add_link Ivory/cream colored handle. Style 2add_link Produced in a special Christmas set for 1946 and 1947. It is distinguished by the fact the ferrule is rounded, the handle is the only one made of metal and the razor was completely plated in 14k gold. Also known as a G2. Style 3add_link Gold plated handle produced only in a special Christmas set in 1948 and 1949. This razor is also known as a G3 and what differentiates it from the Style 2 G2 is the ferrule is squarish. Ads from 1947 and 1948 show the difference in ferrule styles also. Style 4add_link Chrome head and navy blue handle. Only sold in a set called the Schick 66 between 1948 - 1951. Style 5add_link Gold head and navy blue handle. Style 6add_link Turquoise colored handle Style 7add_link Amber colored handle Variant 3add_link The third variant was produced in 1953 and 1954. It is distinguished by the fact it has a circular ferrule and the spring says Eversharp Schick on it. The razor was produced in an ivory/cream and possibly other colored handle styles. Variant 4add_link The fourth and final variant was produced between 1954 and 1957. It is distinguished by the fact it has a circular ferrule and the spring says Eversharp Schick on it. The handle style changes to a ribbed design and was only produced in an ivory/cream color. 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 Courier Journal Click for full page Here is another ad for the G1v1 from 1947 Ad from the Beckley Post Herald Jun 13th 1947 Beckley Post Herlad Click for full page Here is an ad from 1946 for the G2 Here is an ad for a G2 from 1947 Ad from the Boston Globe Dec. 24th 1947 Boston Globe Click for full page 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 Bristol Herald Courier Click for full page Last instance of the G4 Ad from the Times Recorder Jan 19th 1951 Times Recorder Click for full page First instance of the G3 Ad from the Miami Daily News Record Dec. 16th 1948 Miami Daily News Record Last instance of the G3 Ad from the Dayton Daily News Sun Dec. 4th 1949 Dayton Daily News 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 Baltimore Sun Click for full page First instance of a G8 Ad from the Green Bay Press Gazette Feb. 11th 1954 Green Bay Press Gazette Final instance before the G8 is superseded by the I1 and J1 Ad from the Springfield News Leader Feb. 1st 1957 Springfield News Leader Click for full page If you look carefully at this ad from Christmas of 1955 you can see what looks to be a black handle Type G razor on the tree on the bottom row of ornaments the 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.