Dating a zildjian cymbal

30 Dec

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.

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

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The sound of the instruments was so extraordinary that the Sultan invited Avedis to live at court (Topkapi Palace) to make cymbals for the Sultan's elite Janissary Bands.

It is in great condition, the painted logo is even still on the top and the bottom.

And from what I have learned from those 2 articles below, it is a 1980's 22" Zildjan ride cymbal.

As a general rule, a logo with a height of 1 1/8 inches indicates the cymbal was made in the 1930s or the late 1940s to early 1950s.

If the logo is 1 1/4 inches tall, the cymbal was likely made in the 1970s, late 1950s or early 1940s.