Joe for Michael 5260
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Sun Jun 9, 2019 21:26
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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 "Pott Soap," such as a Brillo pad for greasy pots or the like, and with a double "t" instead of just one "t." The ransom note reference to what is obviously intended to be the word "box" leaves no doubt here. This is as damning towards Hauptmann as the word "Boad." Did Wilentz use this at the trial or were these two almost identical spellings ever demonstrated by the various Questioned Documents Examiners? BTW.. that was pretty expensive soap at 90 cents.. I hope it was a big box!

  • 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: Seeing — Joe for Michael 5260, Sun Jun 9 21:26
      • 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
                • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 13:38
                  Okay great. In an attempt to neutralize what I've written you have me doing two things: Speculating and having an Ulterior Motive. Let's see how this shakes out. YOU WROTE: I believe what's happened... more
                  • Re: SeeingJoe for the Michaels, Sun Jun 16 09:37
                    Reflecting back to my original point about the cost of this entry, "Po-- Soap" in Hauptmann's memo book, and considering his exemplified letter "t" and "x" formations, I think I would have to agree... more
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