[r-t] Carter's Odd Bob

Paul Bibilo peb at delcam.com
Tue Nov 24 12:57:47 UTC 2009

> 2009/11/23 Samuel M. Austin <combineharvestersam at hotmail.com>:
> What is the difference between the 1898 and 1902 versions? The one that
> seems to be the generally accepted one is number 39 in the Stedman
> collection http://www.ringing.info/stedman.pdf
Alan Burbidge as the following to say on this matter:
Carter’s original 1898 peal was the first on his newly-discovered odd bob plan 
and consisted essentially of 4 quarters, all similar but not exactly the same. 
If we call these Q1 Q2 Q3 and Q4 he started with Q1 and joined then others as 
Q2 joined to Q1 by extra twin bob
Q3 joined to Q2 by twin omit
Q4 joined to Q3 by use of singles.
The result is that the 2 singles are a 1260 changes apart.

In 1902 he makes an arrangement, no longer in quarter peals, whereby the 2 
singles are only 224 changes apart (3 courses) and became known as his odd bob 
"one part."

J Carter called the 1898 peal at Harborne on 17 Dec 1898.
W H Barber called the 1902 peal at Selly Oak on 5 May 1902 and again in hand on 
20 August 1902.
J Carter congratulated him in a letter to the Bell News in Sep 1902.

The 1898 peal was printed in the Stedman Book of 1903 as a postscript to the 
chapter on Modern Peals, having been received just prior to going to press. It 
was described as being on an "entirely different plan".

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