For this reason, we do sometimes sell cracked cymbals, and price them accordingly, hoping that you'll milk every last ounce of music possible out of them.
Many thanks to all those who are (like me) passionate about cymbals and trying to piece together the history of these alluring metal disks.
The information really comes from all the people who have contributed to discussions over the years.
First Stamp 1920s-1930s This stamp has the prewar arabic script and a very low 'made in usa'.
This Zildjian logo is from a 14 inch (1038 gram) cymbal.
1940 Thin Ottoman Pre Trans Stamp (aka Second Stamp) 1941 Zilco (for Ludwig and Premier) 1942 NOTE: although it may look like Second Stamps start after 1943 the move to North Quincy this isn't based on evidence 1944 and the stamp dates for the 1930s and early 40s aren't known accurately 1945 Alejian (for Slingerland) 1940s 1946 Trans Stamps begin 1947 Trans Stamp I ? 1959 1960 60s stamps (two sizes): short 1 3/16" ; and tall 1.5" 1961 1962 1963 New Beat Hat as special order bottom 1964 1965 1966 Visible hammering on bottom drops out "early 1960s" according to Bill Hartrick ?