Vintage Zildjian K stamp date

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yep 59-66 Intermediate
some era characteristics: stamp always in the middle of the cymbal
always somewhere lathe chatter
high profile almost A-ish cup;
lows/highs - mid freq hole;
"dry Dark Ice era"
 
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Could someone identify these stamps?

Bottom:
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Top:

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Thanks a bunch! Somehow I'm not able to really pinpoint it..
 

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The 15" is an Intermediate (1959-1966), the 18" appears to be an Early New Stamp (1967-1972), and the 22" appears to be a Later New Stamp (1972-1977(78)).
 

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Having never even seen an old K I have had a stroke of luck recently. Bidded on an old fashioned auctioneers website and scored dirt cheap a nice old 70s Premier Royale drum kit which i noticed came with a whole bunch of cymbals, a camco pedal, and masses of old stands (in a pretty rough state tbh). Anyway nestled amongst the cymbals was a 13.5" K. I think it's 1960s?
Having struck gold once I also bid again on what was incorrectly labeled an old A Zildjian, it's actually a really nice 12" paper thin K. I can't work out a date on this one though as some of the stamp has gone. anyone more the wiser?

The hi hat sounds great, i've paired it up with the bottom of the reissue A Zildjian and Cie.

hihat.jpeg
hihatlogo.jpeg
hihatsig.jpeg
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, anyone more the wiser?
 

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yea the top one is the 59-66 Intermediate;
the Bottom one is older like late/early 40s Type I or II ..

see under
K Zildjian – Istanbul Timeline



Before the Type I the word Constantinople was on them
(and were more primitive
 
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