Michael 5260
Mersman Table handwriting
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52

When the center support pedestal of the table and the wood strip running down one side are attached it can be seen that portions of the handwriting are underneath both table structures. This is observable in a photograph taken of the underside of the table. Notice where the stains are where both structures had been in place

This physical evidence is in conflict with Elmer Bollard's discovery story. In order for his story to be true the handwriting should not appear underneath both table structures when the table is assembled.

If the holes in the table were used as a guide to punch the holes in the ransom notes in 1932 the handwriting could not have been written at that time. No one knew that Hauptmann would be arrested and convicted so the dubious information could not have been written in 1932. It also means the table would have to have been taken apart and then put back together.

Now the table has to be taken apart for the second time, sometime after Hauptmann is convicted, the confession written, and the table reassembled so Elmer Bollard can miraculously find the handwriting years later.

This table has a stench to it and so does Elmer Bollard's story about his purely accidental discovery.

    • People Like to Deface ThingsSue for Michael 5260, Mon Jun 11 20:46
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    • Re: Mersman Table handwritingsteve romeo, Mon Jun 11 09:39
      its a hoax
      • Re: Mersman Table handwritingAnonymous, Fri Jun 15 03:12
        Hey Romeo - there's no way that the table could have been faked. The precision alignment of the holes would have been impossible to do without the hoaxer having the original notes, and that didn't... more
        • Re: Mersman Table handwritingsteve romeo, Tue Jun 19 09:53
          all in all I think its a hoax. we have to look at the date of the table that will end all nonsense
          • Re: Mersman Table handwritingMichael 5260 for Steve Romeo, Tue Jun 19 12:33
            It's been years since I looked at the Mersman table. At that time Mark and I were looking at the handwriting and nothing else. If there is some kind of identifier, manufacturer's stamp, burn mark,... more
        • tableJack, Sat Jun 16 02:50
          Hey Romeo: That anonymous quote was from me. I forgot to fill in all the junk. The table proves a German connection. You are all looking for a motive (Al Capone, Izzy Fisch) and it's right in front... more
          • the mersman tablebob mills for forum, Sat Jun 16 04:43
            I thought that had been settled years ago. When the holes lined up, it meant that the table had to have been used to design the symbol on the ransom notes. Forgive me for being out of touch on this.... more
            • TableJack, Sun Jun 17 02:57
              Michael (The Michael) and I agree with you Bob. Evidently these other guys can never be convinced how impossible it would be to fake it so it probably will stand at that.
        • Re: Mersman Table handwritingsteve romeo, Fri Jun 15 09:32
          its a fake period
      • Re: Mersman Table handwritingMichael 5260 for Steve Romeo, Mon Jun 11 10:50
        Hi Steve. Nice to hear from you compadre. This table does not pass the most basic of sniff tests.
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