Width test for Large stamp with the 3 dots vs 60s In the 60s Stamps the left side of the N of Zildjian is right above the left side of the E of Genuine. Similarly I've now found a JB laser serial which puts the changeover to 3 o'clock to I don't know if the second style was restricted to the period, or if both cymbal types were present in both periods. When I have an example of a fully lathed cymbal with this stamp, I'll add it in. Thin Ottoman Example aka Second Don't mix up the Pre Trans Stamp Thin Ottoman example having "three dots" at the bottom, with the general discussion of " the three dots " which are in a triangle and not a line. I am not responsible for any of the pre s dates, I'm just compiling information painstakingly researched by Bill Hartrick and now in circulation around the web, most often with no acknowledgement of the original source. The Large Stamps seem to be very rare on small diameter cymbals, probably because of mechanical problems.
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A gallery of the Avedis Trademark and Ink Logo eras
Large stamp with the 3 dots This one, shown with ruler, has the three dots. Enjoy the journey. There are a few different lettering styles used in the different decades, but ink has been around for a long time. I didn't discover the H over E alignment attribute myself, I heard about it from others and I believe it was first mentioned by Biggles on Cymbalholic. But the correlation is not perfect. Most of them are a little heavier and had a brilliant finish.