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This is a Schick Type C 2 injector repeating razor that was made by the Schick Magazine Repeating Razor Company. It is a C-2 because of the "Closed Comb Guard". This guard is the piece of the head that runs along the cutting edge of the blade and the cutting edge rests upon. This particular razor is in excellent aesthetic condition and completely perfect mechanical condition. It has been completely gone over mechanically, and 20 "test" blades have been run through it to insure proper working condition. It's outside surfaces have also been cleaned and polished.This C-2 was named "Simplified" by Schick, because of it's very simple operation of loading blades which was much easier than loading blades in the type A and B razors. With this C 1 version the cover end is pulled off. This exposes the razor head. This head can be turned to the side for shaving. At the opposite end of the head is the handle. In the handle is what is called the magazine. One cool feature of these early Schick razors is the way the blades work. They're stored in the handle, and you work a mechanism much like loading a rifle to eject and replace the blade. At the end of the handle is little rectangular end piece. It is attached to, but separate form the handle. When you pull and push this end piece a new blade is is pushed into the head while at the same time ejecting the old blade. A second rectangular end piece can be swiveled to the side and the blade holder can be removed to have new blades stacked in it. It holds 20 blades. This C-2 type razor was made from 1933 to 1941. For a neat demonstration of how repeating razors work please use this link; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgZeC6D5HYo Because of it's compact size this razor is a perfect travel razor. It measures 4 1/2" long by 1/2" square. Just toss it in a small toilet article case and away you go. This particular razor is in excellent aesthetic condition and completely perfect mechanical condition. These repeating razors were either silver plated or gold plated. This one is gold plated. The magazine holds 20 blades. This razor has 19 brand new Schick injector blades loaded into the magazine and one new Schick blade loaded into the shaving head. More can be added when desired. This razor comes with blade loading instructions. Once all the blades have been used and ejected, the magazine can be removed and reloaded with new injector blades. This razor uses the exact same injector blades that are manufactured and being sold in stores for the more usually seen, different colored bakelite handled injector razors. These old vintage injector razors are not being made anymore, but were so well made they were made to last, and last they have. There are plenty of the different types of old injector razors still available and in use today, as can be attested to by the several companies that today, still maket the blades. This injector razor will provide a very economical alternative shaving method compared to the cost of present day safety razors. These injector blades sell for less than $1.00 per blade. Just Google "injector blades" and you will find many sources for Schick, Persona and other brands of injector blades. Many drug stores and Walmart type stores also sell these blades. CAUTION: With any Type C Repeating razor, be careful in placing the cap on the bottom part of the razor.The cap and bottom appear to be square, and is even sometimes called square by the Schick Company, but in fact all Type C's are slightly rectangular, and while it is seemingly that there are four positions that the cap can be placed on the bottom, there really are only two. Placing it on in either of the two non fitting positions can damage the cap.