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Clash cymbal

This instrument is associated with HMS Penelope, and was damaged by bomb splinters whilst in dry dock at Malta, March/May, 1942. It is a 14-inch clash cymbal, or concert cymbal, made of brass with central boss. The leather handle is missing. It pairs with another cymbal.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped: [crescent with star] / MADE IN TURKEY / [Arabic script trademark inscription] / K. Zildjian & Co / ISTANBUL / ZILDJIAN|Stamped: R. M. B. / 614
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.142 Cymbals
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Diameter: 350mm