Michael 5260
the empty crock
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34

After the empty crock (jug) was found buried in Hauptmann's garage Hauptmann was asked about it. At first he denied knowing anything about the crock.

We can stop right there for the time being and accept Hauptmann's answer. If we do we need to ask ourselves a few questions and apply some logic.

Who buried it?

Why was it buried?

When was it buried?

    • Re: the empty crocksteve romeo, Wed Jul 18 10:30
      hauptmann have had to bury it it was his garage. hauptmann lied time and time again, they were surprised he admitted writing condons phone number on the board
    • Re: the empty crockJoe , Mon Jul 16 11:55
      Those questions can be answered by one more: Whose garage was it?
      • Refresh my memorySam, Mon Jul 16 13:08
        Was the crock's mouth wide enough so that it could have been used to store ransom bills? I can't seem to find a photo of it. I recall its only contents was an inch or so of water. I'm looking forward ... more
        • Re: Refresh my memoryMichael 5260 for Sam, Mon Jul 16 14:21
          I've never seen a photograph of the crock either. If the vessel was an earthenware pot, like the kind you use to make pickles, the mouth of it would have been wide enough to have been used to store... more
          • Key to TLCJack, Wed Jul 18 00:29
            The table is the key to finally solving the crime. From that we should be investigation German connections probably revealed from Donovan's information. I never could, at first, understand why... more
            • Re: Key to TLCJoe for Jack, Wed Jul 18 08:00
              How does a table bought new around 1940 figure into a 1932 kidnapping? What I find most interesting about this thing, and considering the size of the USA, that Elmer Bolliard lived within a couple... more
              • TableJack, Wed Jul 18 08:58
                Who determined when the table was purchased new? I wasn't aware of this.
                • Re: TableMichael 5260, Wed Jul 18 09:36
                  The manager of the furniture store in Plainfield, NJ where the table was purchased in 1940. The sales records verified the date and that the table was new when it was sold.
                  • Re: TableMichael, Wed Jul 18 10:27
                    Here is what the NJSP Archivist wrote about the table in 2006: There is apparently a lot of misinformation about the table flying around the 'Net and I wanted to try to set the basic facts as they... more
                  • Re: TableJoe, Wed Jul 18 10:26
                    I'd also speculate that when this table brace came to light in 1948, at least one of the investigators would have clued into the spacing of the holes being the same as those in the ransom notes, but... more
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