Michael 5260 for Joe
Re: Seeing
Fri Jun 7, 2019 15:43

Joe, keep Hauptmann's "p"/"b" handwriting conflict in mind. It's an identifying characteristic that will come into play later on.

Here is another handwriting feature that is significant.

Hauptmann wrote the word "get" six times in the series of Lindbergh ransom notes. He spelled the word correctly twice and four times as "gett." We are going to concentrate on the four times Hauptmann wrote the double "t" consonants.

Look closely at how the double "t's" are formed when Hauptmann writes them and noting their shape. None of the double "t's" have horizontal crossbars on their vertical stems (American method) and they do not have their vertical stems crossed up and back to the left from the bottom of their downstokes (German method). None of the double "t's" have been crossed.

If you want to see examples of Hauptmann crossing "t's" using the German method here is where you find them:

Colonel Breckinridge Note

The word "interest", line 3, word 3.

Second Ransom Note

The word "cupturet", line 8, word 2.
The word "about", line 12, word 1.
The word "Best", line 13, word 6.

Seventh Ransom Note

The word "right", line 10, word 3.

Turning to Hauptmann's request specimens S-78, S-79, S-97, and S-98. The name "Gay Head" was dictated to him. Hauptmann wrote"


Again Joe, look at the details of how the double "t's" are written. Notice they are without crossbars. Neither the American method or the German method.

I'm sure you can see and understand that the police did not tell Hauptmann how to spell "gay Head", as the spelling appears in the last directional ransom note, and that Hauptmann was not copying directly from the ransom note.

After you study all the particulars in this post we will be able analyze the main target.

  • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael 5260, Fri Jun 7 08:04
    Good point that "robbery" and "perhaps" don't appear in the series of ransom notes, and yet get butchered in the request writings. Police would have had no reason to tell Hauptmann to misspell these... more
    • Re: Seeing — Michael 5260 for Joe, Fri Jun 7 15:43
      • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael 5260, Sun Jun 9 09:05
        All duly noted Michael. I've always found it interesting how Hauptmann really turned on those crossed "t's", not missing one in his mercy letters to Governor Hoffman, right on the heels of all those... more
        • Re: SeeingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jun 9 17:33
          Hauptmann certainly did crank out the t-bars after his trial. You can see him double-crossing his t's using the American method and the German method at the same time! It proves he was paying... more
          • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael 5260, Sun Jun 9 21:26
            From his California trip memo book entry for July 13, 1931, that is an excellent find, Michael. I've seen that strange looking word before and although I wasn't sure, I thought perhaps he was writing ... more
            • Re: SeeingMichael 5260 for Joe, Mon Jun 10 11:39
              The first thing we have to determine about the "pox soap" entry is whether Hauptmann was writing in German, English, or a combination of both. We can see the second word is obviously "s-o-a-p" so... more
              • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 09:45
                You're right Joe. The word is "Pott Soap." That's a double "t" not an "x." Just look for yourself and ask why an "Expert" can't see what you are seeing. Also notice "Camp Milk" which is also in line... more
                • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael, Tue Jun 11 11:10
                  Michael, I originally thought it was "Pott Soap" but I now lean much more to Hauptmann having intended to write "Box" here, simply having screwed up, as he has demonstrated on countless occasions in... more
                  • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 11:42
                    First of all I am convinced that "Pott Soap" was written by Hauptmann. It's what they obviously used to wash out their pots and pans. I highlighted this by my point about the "Camp Milk." It's this... more
                    • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael, Tue Jun 11 12:14
                      I have no idea how you've managing to draw some kind of comparison with brief expense notations made in a memo book, written by two different people, ie. "Camp Milk" and "Po-- Soap." And of course... more
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