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Interesting hand pair of dated 1949 Zildjian trans stamp 14's.

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From an EBay listing. NYC Board of Education - 1949. And these are type 2's which fits with the currently assumed dating of approx 1949 for these. Maybe 1949-1950?
It's not often these days you find an original receipt, or orig owner with perfect recollection, or a stamped date like this pair. They weigh 1112 gm each which almost surely
makes them a hand held crash pair. Interesting that they're oversized as well at 14-3/8" (ie brings the net effective weights down to 1040 gm at 14.0").
If the weights were more in the normal matching "A hi hat range" (500-900's) I'd consider them. Too bad about the one tiny edge crack on one of them. Rarely do you get "everything" this far back.

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I have a pair of TS hats in this weight range, brilliant to boot. They make really fun hi hats, I wouldn't dismiss these if you're interested. That's an old school cymbalholic seller too.
 

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That BD OF ED NYC stamp really brings back memories from band in the 1980's and 1990's. Lot of the old stuff was still around in those days- sometimes actually still being used. But there was a lot of old stuff that just sat on shelves. Most of the pre 1970 stuff had nice engraving or lettering- almost all of the post 1970 stuff was crudely lettered by hand with the same tool that people used to etch their DL# into their stereo equipment and cameras back then.

I can still picture the band room from 5th grade in my head. Would love to see what it looks like now.
 

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I have a pair of TS hats in this weight range, brilliant to boot. They make really fun hi hats, I wouldn't dismiss these if you're interested. That's an old school cymbalholic seller too.

I hear you. But it's more about the crack on one of them than the weights. And the current price is stiff imo. And I already own a nice clean pair of 14" type 2 trans stamp hats.
I know that seller who is one of NJ's most active resellers. They get a lot of cool stuff in.

I recently had a set of 15" trans stamps in the bottom 1000's.....and even those felt a bit "harsh" or higher pitched to what I "like" to hear on my kits. Had to let those go.
When I get 14 A's over 875-900 gm I usually don't bond well with them. The 14" old K's can make that leap to the 1100's and get away with it.....not so much the A's.
You'd really have to have a pretty dark pair with heavy patina to help mellow them out.
 
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