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Injector Razor Classification and Identification

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  • This is a work in progress!
  • It's not even a work in progress - it's a proof of concept.
  • Lots of information is missing and what's here may be wrong.
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The information on these pages was collected from a variety of sources.
The original Schick injector classification was developed by Alan G. Appleby. He had two web pages:

Some people have tried to expand on Appleby's work. Two extended versions can be found at

There are probably others. While I'm going to stick with Appleby's classification, I'm not happy with the way the information is presented and the fact that there are errors in it and information about one razor is kept in two different places. So I started this little project to improve on the information that is already out there and the way it is presented.

Click on the banner saying ‘Show model(s) for…’ to show the models for a type of injector.

Click on the model name or an image to get to a page with detailed information about a razor.

Move the mouse over an image to enlarge it.

Schick Type A

1926-1927

The first safety razor made by Col. Jacob Schick's new company, The Magazine Repeating Razor Co.
Easy to identify, as it is the only repeating razor with a round handle.

Model A (1926-1927)
Model A (smooth)
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model A (banded)
 
Model A (banded)
Image: @Darkbulb
Model A (ornate)
 
Model A (ornate)
Image: Norcalnewb@TSD
Model A (smooth)
Image: mrchick@TSD
Model A (smooth)
Image: Hodge@TSD
Model:  Magazine Repeating Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Cylindrical alloy tube handle with 8 grooves and vented cap. Comes in three varieties: smooth, ornate and with brass bands. Knurled blade loading knob at the bottom
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  Smooth bar guard
Packaging:  Long narrow white cardboard box with included blade magazine and instructions
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1584811 , US1652685
Length:  ??
Weight:  67.4g (smooth, with cap)

Schick Type B

1927-1932

Three models of this razor type where made

Model B1 (1927-1932)
Model B1
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model B1
Image: mrchick@TSD
Model:  The New Schick Razor - silver plated, no cap
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Square silver plated body with fine milled finish, no cap, pull knob on bottom
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  Bar or closed comb
Packaging:  Leather snap fastened case and long rectangular white box
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1584811 , US1652685
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model B2 (1927-1932)
Model B2
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model B2 (1928)
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model B2
Image: Misphit@TSD
Model B2
Image: kdkelly@TSD
Model B2
Image: kdkelly@TSD
Model:  The New Schick Razor - gold plated, no cap
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Square gold plated body with fine milled finish, no cap, pull knob on bottom
Head:  Swivelling head, tapered at sides
Guard:  Bar or closed comb
Packaging:  Clam shell cases, "leather" over metal
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1584811 , US1652685 , GB264203 , GB265525 , GB276735
Length:  93.7mm (shaving position)
104.5mm (blade changing position)
Weight:  ??

Model B3 (1927-1932)
Model B3
 
Model B3
 
Model:  The New Schick Razor - Sterling silver, with cap
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Square silver body in sterling silver with milled, hammered or smooth finish, matching cap
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  ???
Packaging:  Clam shell cases, "leather" over metal, longer than B2
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1584811 , US1652685
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type C

1933-1941

Simplified loading mechanism did away with the difficult spring plug.

Model C1 (1933-1941)
Model C1 Comb Guard
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model C1
Image: Bunny Kelman
Model C1
Image: Norcalnewb@TSD
Model:  The Simplified Schick Automatic Razor - Open comb
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Square handle, gold plated, filigree design, usually with cap, separate knobs on bottom to load blade and inject them in head
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  open comb
Packaging:  Long rectangular white cardboard box with blue trim
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1452935 , US1797733
Length:  ??
Weight:  86.5g with cap

Model C2 (1933-1941)
Model C2
Image: Redfisher@TSD
Model C2
Image: mrchick@TSD
Model C2
Image: Tom White
Model:  The Simplified Schick Automatic Razor - Closed comb
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Square handle, gold plated, filigree design, usually with cap, separate knobs on bottom to load blade and inject them in head
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  closed comb
Packaging:  Long rectangular white cardboard box with blue trim
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1452935 , US1797733
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model C3 (1933-1941)
Model C3
 
Model C3
Image: Karl G@TSD
Model C3
Image: Jayaruh@TSD
Model:  The Simplified Schick Automatic Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company - Smooth bar guard
Handle:  Square handle, gold plated, filigree design, usually with cap, separate knobs on bottom to load blade and inject them in head
Head:  Swivelling head
Guard:  smooth bar guard
Packaging:  Long rectangular white cardboard box with blue trim
Blades:  Magazine clip of 20 single edge solid blades packed in brass or aluminum tube and inserted in pull out tray inside handle
Patents:  US1452935 , US1797733
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type D

1935-1936

The first Schick Injector Razor. Used an external blade injector. Head opened to clean the blade.

Model D (1935-1936)
Model D
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Scissors type split metal gold plated handle
Head:  Traditional Head, flat square spring, moveable with handle, opens to clean the blade
Guard:  Bar Guard with irregular striations
Packaging:  Maroon bakelite clam shell case with Schick Injector Razor “seal” on lid
Blades:  Separate brass blade dispenser with key to slide in right side of razor head to inject a new blade
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type E

1935-1945

First Schick with amber bakelite handle. Head form that was used up to 1954. Variations based on handle and head finish.

Model E1 (1935-1938)
Model E1 Deluxe Model
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model:  Schick Injector Razor “Deluxe” Model
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Butterscotch or black bakelite handle
Head:  Flat head, spring with tabs, spring moved left to open the blade clamp
Guard:  Bar Guard with irregular striations
Packaging:  Black Bakelite clam shell case with different cut out for razor; also gold/ red cardboard box
Blades:  Brass injector dispenser with key and blade loading slider
Patents:  US1806087
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model E2 (1935-1945)
Model E2
 
Model E2
 
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Bakelite handle
Head:  Round spring with flaps, spring moved left to open the blade clamp
Guard:  Bar Guard with irregular striations
Packaging:  Domed leather over metal clam shell in:
 brown (common) with 20 year guarantee,
 blue (scarce) likely WW2 Navy issue or
 red (rarest) always WW2 armed forces
Various cardboard boxes (blue is common)
Bakelite case in black or brown (Canada)
Blades:  Brass injector dispenser with key and blade loading slider
Patents:  US1806087
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model E3
Model E3 Popularity Kit
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model E3 Imperial Model
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Bakelite handle
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model E4
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Bakelite handle
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model E5
Model E5
 
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Bakelite handle
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type F

1940-1941

The “New Improved Schick Injector Razor”. Only briefly made during WWII due to limited availability of the metal used.

Model F (1940-1941)
Model F
Image: Alan G. Appleby
Model F
Image: 120inna55@TOST
Model F
Image: 120inna55@TOST
Model F
Image: Darkbulb
Model:  The New Improved Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Magazine Repeating Razor Company
Handle:  Cast alloy handle also forms guard
Head:  Spring and cap integral, of brass
Guard:  Bar Guard with irregular striations
Packaging:  Black folding plastic art deco case with blade vault in cardboard box.
Blades:  Gold-tone 12-blade cartridge
Patents:  US1806087 , US2058633
Length:  100mm
Weight:  40.8g

Schick Type G

1946-1955

Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor — the first model made after Eversharp auquired the Magazine Repeating Razor Company.

Model G1 (1946-1955)
Model G1
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G2 (1946-1955)
Model G2
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G3 (1946-1955)
Model G3
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G4 (1946-1955)
Model G4
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G5 (1946-1955)
Model G5
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G6 (1946-1955)
Model G6
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model G8 (1946-1955)
Model G8
 
Model:  Eversharp-Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type H

1947-1953

The Eversharp Fashion Razor. Two types of razor made for the Ladies.

Model H1 (1947-1953)
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: Andreas Schneider
Model H1
Image: herm2502@TOST
Model H1
Image: herm2502@TOST
Model:  Eversharp Fashion Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  White plastic handle and gold metal cap
Head:  Integral spring
Guard:  Bar Guard with parallel grooves
Packaging:  Cubic paper boxes, gold printing
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1806087 , US1969945 , US2058633
Length:  ??
Weight:  33.6g without cap, 73.0g with cap

Model H2 (1947-1953)
Model:  The Deb
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US1969945 , US2058633
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type I

1955-1958

Model I1 (1955-1958)
Model I1
 
Model I1
 
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model I2 (1955-1958)
Model I2
 
Model:  Hydro-Magic
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type J

1958-1964

Model J1 (1958-1964)
Model J1
 
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Schick
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model J2 (1958-1964)
Model:  Schick Injector Razor
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model J3 (1958-1964)
Model J3
 
Model:  Golden 500
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Model J4 (1958-1964)
Model:  Schick 500
Maker:  Eversharp Inc.
Handle:  ??
Head:  ??
Guard:  ??
Packaging:  ??
Blades:  ??
Patents:  US2911713
Length:  ??
Weight:  ??

Schick Type K

1962-1968

Lady Eversharp Beauty Razor

Schick Type L

1965-1980

Schick Type M

1965-1972

Adjustable Injector Razor

Schick Type N

1980-1998

Schick Type O

1999-2001

etc...