Rather a rare set of cymbals
Vintage Zildjian K Constantinople Tog cymbals
These came from the friend of a drumming family whose last drummer had recently passed away. These were owned by his Grandfather.
They were used by the Royal Fusiliers, and also for many operatic, classical and concerts environments
The bottom cymbal is mounted on a stand or bass drum hoop, and the top cymbal is hand operated
The bottom cymbal is 15″ and weighs 1600g
That has a crescent moon and star on the underside, this is the only stamp on this cymbal. Various signatures and Constantinople sig in the bell
The top cymbal is 13 3/4″ and weighs 1250g
This has the ‘first stamp’ – K Zildjian & Cie Constantinople – dating to around 1900
It also has various ‘R.F’ and one ‘2.R.F’ stamps on the topside. These stand for ‘Royal Fusiliers. Im not sure what the ‘2.R.F’ stands for, possibly a regiments or battalion number?
This has a fade signature in the bell, this cymbal also has a small crack coming from the central hole, this is solid, and doesnt impair the sound
The bottom cymbal comes with a 1950s Premier mount to attach to a bass drum hoop. The top cymbal comes with the hand held attachment, believed to be pre 1940s
As was custom to the era, both cymbals are quite thick and heavy. Ideal for the vintage, cymbal enthusiasts or collector