Help identifying old cymbal

Dignan

Silver Member
Found this on CL today. Seller does not know what it is. The lathing suggests it's an "A" but I'm not an expert. Is this possibly a 22" vintage K? I've heard they used to make some of these without stamps. I don't think it looks like a cheap brand simply because the patina and markings suggest significant age. I just don't think those cheap cymbals last that long. Any ideas? For $30 I can't go wrong I guess.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/4906156872.html
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
I'm guessing that the metal is stamped somewhere. It sure looks like a Zildjain to me.

I'd go check it out and look for a stamp. Do some research beforehand on what stamps Zildjain used, and try to identify it. Plus you can hear it while there. Worth taking a drive if it's close.
 

Dignan

Silver Member
That's my plan. I've been looking online at old Z stamps. The guy claims there is nothing on it at all and even checked again for me but I've read the stamps can be really hard to find on some of these old ones.

I won't be able to get to it until Friday. I may offer the guy an extra $5 just to hold it for me.
 
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