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- Jul 10, 2020
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- Auckland New Zealand
He can be seen in photos and heard on recordings playing that cymbal in the modified state as early as the mid 50's, so it seems likely that it was a 40's cymbal. Otherwise, it would have had to develop those initial cracks rather quickly.
The T4 trademark stamp was given years of 1952-1953 by Bill Hartrick. It doesn't fit with it being a 1952-1953 cymbal unless it developed those cracks in just 1 or 2 years to get to mid 50s. Maybe it broke on day 6 of use. I suspect something is out of whack and we need more data on when it was spotted in use with and without the cutouts.
I haven't yet independently checked the factory years of use for Trans Stamps. I'm still working on fixing up all the bogus years for a whole lot of other Avedis Zildjian Trademarks and production method shifts. I hadn't expected that to take this long, but then I hadn't expected so many things to be up to half a decade out. Just as I hadn't expected to see a power hammering machine in use in the K Zildjian Istanbul factory.
These things take time.