Schick Injectors for Dummies — Type L Type Ladd_link Type L razors were produced between 1967 - 1984. There is a lot of variations but can be put into distinct categories depending the date range produced with a few exceptions. Some key pieces of information are that the early ones from 67 - 69/70 were produced by Eversharp and the ones produced from 1970 on were made by Warner Lambert. During this run the typical Type L known as an L1 came with three distinct logo styles and a such we can put a date range on the majority of the Type L razors based upon this. We can also group them into three variants also since with each logo change so did the way the Type L1 razors shaved. 1967-1972 The first date range is from 1967 - 1972. These have the larger Schick lettering with a triangle under the word Schick as seen here. 1972-1982 The second date range is from 1972 - 1982. These have the smaller Schick lettering with the logo underlined as seen here. 1982-1984 Finally the last range is 1982 - 1984 these go to a solid large style logo the same as seen on the later Type N and Type O injector. With that the first 3 variants will be based on these razors, any razors that don't share these logo styles will be designated as their own variants unless otherwise stated where I know how they shave. Variant 1add_link Schick large lettering logo with triangle under logo. Style 1add_link This razor is the precursor to the Type L1 and was only produced for a few months in early 1967 before being dropped and later reintroduced as the Type L1 around Christmas of 1967. Produced 1967. Northwest Arkansas Times Style 2add_link This is the flagship injector from this period referred to as an L1. Produced 1967 - 1972. Style 3add_link This razor was most likely was marketed as a ladies razor and has a purple handle. I am of the belief that this razor is sometimes misidentified as a the blue handle L4. It is the purple handled razor in the below picture. Produced 1971. I've never seen these advertised either and based upon the packaging I would say they were a mail order or some sort of promotional item. Style 4add_link This was a promotional razor produced for the 1972 Olympics sold as a Championship razor. It is also referred to as an L7. Produced 1972. Style 5add_link This a long handle Type L Schick '500' injector. It is the only one produced with a hydro-magic lever. These were produced in the US and overseas and were never originally designated by Appleby. Produced 1969 - 1972 possibly up to 1975. Style 6add_link This is a greenish tie-dyed Type L '500'. Unknown when produced. Style 7add_link This is a purplish tie-dyed Type L '500'. Unknown when produced. Style 8add_link This one is the only known gold plated first variant and also has a brownish color handle. Style 8 razor on the left Style 9add_link White handle only version Variant 2add_link Smaller underlined Schick lettering logo. Style 1add_link This is the flagship injector from this period referred to as an L1. Produced 1972 - 1982. Style 2add_link This one is referred to as an L5 and sometimes also referred to as a Paul Revere which is a misnomer. This razor was distributed through International Silver but was never called a Paul Revere. It was referred to unofficially as a pistol grip razor and officially as a Schick Classic. It came in two finishes either in Pewter or Sterling Silver. It is unknown the exact dates International Silver distributed this razor but is assumed to be between 1976 - 1980. Schick also gave this razor away in 1978 through a mail in promotion which they took out full page ads in national newspapers. Style 2 razor is the one on the right Style 3add_link This one is the second variant of the Championship razor also referred to as an L7. Produced 1972. As can be seen by the date code on the packaging this razor proves the logo change for second variants was in 1972 since the razor came it both a 1st and second logo variant. Contrary to the misinformation out there this razor was only produced as a promotional for the 1972 US Olympics and no other years. Style 4add_link This one was never formally designated but was always packaged as a Golden Schick and is identified by the gold plating on the razor head. Known to be produced 1977 - 1978, possible it was produced sold in subsequent years. Style 5add_link This one is an orange handled version that is undesignated. Unknown when produced. Style 6add_link This one is a white handled version that is undesignated. Style 6 is the first razor on the bottom left Style 7add_link This one shares the same handle as the Type J. Unknown when produced. Style 8add_link Greenish color handle razor produced for the Canadian market, unknown if also produced in the US or elsewhere. Produced 1972 as per packaging. Style 9add_link Yellow handle. Looks like the Easy Rider but isn't as can be seen by the logo and guard. Variant 3add_link Solid large style logo. Style 1add_link This is the flagship injector from this period referred to as an L1. Produced 1982 - 1984. These shave the same as the second variants. They are grouped by themself because of the variants are defined here by the logos on the razor heads. Now for variants that aren't based on the L1 handle or logos but were produced in the same time frame. I haven't used them before so they may or may not shave like the first two variants. Variant 4add_link Style 1add_link This one was sold as the Easy Rider and is also referred to as an L6. The Easy Rider has nothing to do with the movie and everything to do with how it shaves as seen in the commercial below. Produced 1971 - 1972. Besides the Easy Rider by Schick logo the guard has teeth on it. TV Ad Variant 5add_link Style 1add_link This one was sold as as the Stick Schick and is also referred to as an L2. Produced 1973 - 1975. Variant 6add_link Style 1add_link This was sold as a Schick Grip and is also referred to as an L3. Produced 1975 - 1976. This razor was designed specifically from Twin blades and doesn't not perform as well with a single edge injector blade even though they were given away free with both types of blades. Style 2add_link Same razor head as the Schick Grip but the handle and logo are the same as your standard Type L injector. The teeth on the guard is how you differentiate from a 2nd variant L1. These were known to be sold in Japan and also the US since they are stamped with US patent numbers. Assumed produced between 1975 and 1976.