The Hydro-magic model has a lever action that 'drops the jaw' of the razor for cleaning purposes, one would think it is for the loading/unloading of the blade, but not so, it is still loaded by using the dispenser. This is done by sticking the protruding bar into the side of the razor and then pushing the new blade in with the mechanism in the blade holder, this action will in turn replace the old blade. This razor was made from 1955 to 1958.
Schick also has a very rich history in the razor industry, the company started out in 1926, almost 100 years ago. Schick razors were produced in huge numbers, and is acquired by folks mostly for their shaving performance rather than collectability, that being said, with many models having bakelite and plastic handles they did tend to break and get tossed out more than the all metal Gillettes of the same era, and one will find less of them on the internet. The most valuable models normally seen for sale are sterling silver versions of the Magazine Repeating Razor produced in the late 1920's. After the 1930's, Schick rarely produced de luxe versions of their razors like Gillette and others did. Some notable exceptions: the gold plated and gold filled handles released by Eversharp in 1946 and 1947, the up-scale "Golden 500" model released in the early 1960's, and the International Silver version with the "Paul Revere" tableware handle that appeared in the early 1970's.
This razor is light, easy to use, agile, and pretty cool to look at, this black and gold razor is one of the harder to find models, so grab it if you are looking for something special.
The razor weighs 31 grams and stands 100 mm tall. Blades are available under the 'Razor blades' section of the website.
The razor comes loaded with a fresh blade and is ready to go to town on your stubble!