Michael 5260 for Joe
Re: The Henry Paynter Story
Tue May 28, 2019 10:37

We can see that if Henry Paynter wanted to write the 3-7154 telephone number as an imitation of Hauptmann's numerals, a convincing imitation, he did not have enough numbers to use as models from which to duplicate.

There is only the "4" and "7". How would Paynter write the "3", "1", and "5"? He would write them in his normal handwriting of course and the digits would not bear similarity to Hauptmann's "3's, "1's, and "5's".

As I previously mentioned many people do not know or understand that numbers can be identified. Therefore they will write numbers in their own normal handwriting. Hauptmann did it when he wrote the numbers that appear in the Lindbergh ransom notes. Take a look at Clark Sellers handwriting exhibit based on the numbers and you will see that this is true.

The key to identifying the writer of the 3-7154 telephone number are the proper standards of comparison. The proper standards are found in Hauptmann's account books. There you will find many specimens of Hauptmann writing "3's", "7's", "1's", "5's", and "4's" that were written without the possibility of any outside influence.

When I examined the questioned telephone number I enlarged the numbers and placed them in a vertical column. I did the same thing with a sufficient amount of the same numbers that appear in Hauptmann's account books and then placed them in juxtaposition to the numbers in the telephone number.

I studied the design of the numerals and the writing movement used in their construction. I also studied the
amount of natural variation that was present in the numbers appearing in the notebooks. Writers are not machines so their is always natural variation to be found in a person's handwriting and the "range" of the natural variation in the numbers has to be determined.

The result? The numbers in the 3-7154 telephone number are a match with the 3's, 7's, 1's, 5's, and 4's appearing in Hauptmann's account books. Also, the numbers in the telephone number are within the natural variation range of the numbers in the account books.

Hauptmann wrote the telephone number in his closet. This is not just a "mere opinion" as some would scoff. It is a reasoned judgment based on the physical evidence and this conclusion can be proven to the satisfaction of a judge or jury.

Joe, there is another piece of incriminating evidence on the trim board that I examined and compared. The cursive written "Decatur."

  • Re: The Henry Paynter StoryJoe for Michael 5260, Tue May 28 07:49
    Michael, is there enough sample writing on the closet trim to determine whether or not Hauptmann was the author?
    • Re: The Henry Paynter Story — Michael 5260 for Joe, Tue May 28 10:37
      • Re: The Henry Paynter StoryJoe for Michael 5260, Tue May 28 14:18
        I would agree with your findings Michael, as I've previously compared these individual numbers from my copies of Hauptmann's memorandum books and California trip log. And it's really quite... more
        • Re: The Henry Paynter StoryMichael For Joe, Wed May 29 08:46
          Joe: Could you ask Script to post/upload a copy of the high-resolution picture(s) he must have taken of the actual molding which he then used to draw his conclusions? Also ask under what... more
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