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You need facts of course, but in the world of old zildjians, ballparks are the name of the game and exact facts can be hard to come by.
What you will need to know There really is only one method of ascertaining the age of a zildjian cymbal and that is the Manufacturer’s stamp that is enbossed onto each cymbal.
Relocating to America in 1929, Avedis III moved the Zildjian factory to Quincy, MA and then to its current location in Norwell, MA for Zildjian's 350th Anniversary.
The business passed to Avedis' son, Armand in 1977 and then to Armand's daughter, Craigie, in 1999.
Currently, Craigie and her sister Debbie continue the family tradition in what is recognized as the oldest family-owned business in America.
If you have existing cymbals, knowing the weight of the cymbal that you are considering purchasing will allow you to have an comparison tool The size, weight and ‘thinness’ of a cymbal are closely related.Constantinople was re-named Istanbul by the Government of Turkey in 1930.I spoke with a gentleman at the Zildjian factory the other day, who has been there for a very long time. He told me that stamps are not an indication of age. If he's been there 30 years that means he started in the 1980's which means he probably doesn't really know much about things that happened in the 1940's, 50's, 60's or even 70's.The date of a cymbal is important because different periods in the evolution of the modern drum set are marked by distinct acoustic potentials.These differences are available in the cymbals associated with the different eras of the drum set (grandstand, jazz, bop, big band, rock, etc.) The old Zildjian cymbal foundry was in Constantinople, dating back to the 17th century.