Michael For All
Re: Seeing (addendum)
Tue Jun 11, 2019 14:28

Let's compare "Pott Soap" to the "x" in "Alexander" and the "t" in Pinehurst using Scripts own example.

Look at the "tt" in relationship to the "o" and the capital "S" next to that. How big are they? The "tt" dwarf the "o" and its as big as the captial "S" ... Look again at the tops of the "tt" ... Look at the bottom of the 2nd "t" The pen never lifts and it doubles back to cross both "tt"s

Now lets look at the way Hauptmann sometimes made an "x" as exemplified by "Alexander" above. Look at the "x" ... It was formed with loops at both tops and one bottom. Look at the bottom of the "x" without the loop. It ends there and the pen lifts. Compare this to the "tt" in "Pott" again. The "tt" have no loops. Look at the "l" "e" and small "a" next to it. Now compare the "x" size in relation to their sizes. The "x" is fractionally bigger than the "e" but the same size as the "a" Now look at the "t" in "Pinehurst" Much bigger than the "s" and almost as big as the "A" in "Ave" next to it.

Again no mystery - its not even close.

  • Seeing (addendum)Michael 5260 for Joe, Tue Jun 11 13:17
    Last night I was digging through some photocopies and notes. Here is what I found. Hauptmann's black memo book, Exhibits S-258, S-259, S-266 Fred Brandt 742 Curncy Ave E. Bronx (with the unique "x")... more
    • Re: Seeing (addendum) — Michael For All, Tue Jun 11 14:28
      • See (Double Addendum)Michael , Tue Jun 11 15:40
        There's even more to explore in just these examples. Look at how the "tt" in "Pott" lean right. Now look at the "t" in "Pinehurst" and you'll see that leans right too. Look at " 121 str. " Now look... more
        • Re: See (Double Addendum)Joe for the Michaels, Sun Jun 16 09:39
          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
          • Re: See (Double Addendum)Michael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jun 16 13:49
            There are nineteen examples of double "t's" used in words found in the ransom notes. letters settle better latter letter letter letter letter letter latter get letter latter letter letter gett let... more
            • Re: See (Double Addendum)Michael For Script, Tue Jun 18 09:33
              No smoke & mirrors necessary. I believe I've got you "figured out" Script. What you are doing is called Analysis Paralysis . Instead of reviewing each and every letter on its own, you instead try to... more
            • Re: See (Double Addendum)Joe for Michael 5260, Mon Jun 17 15:19
              That word in his memo book looks to me as though it's spelled with the German style double crossed "t." I believe the formal version of that crossing is a bit lower on the "t" stems, but it's what... more
              • Re: See (Double Addendum)Michael 5260 for Joe, Tue Jun 18 14:25
                Joe, notice how the words "Essen" and "Boad" are not supported by any other words with them to tell a person exactly what Hauptmann was writing about. As you mentioned, "Essen" means to eat or dine.... more
                • Case ClosedJoe for Michael 5260, Wed Jun 19 09:50
                  Michael, please examine this example of what is clearly a crossed double "t" in Hauptmann's memo book to compare with the last two letters in "Po--". https://ibb.co/0BZL99C The entry "Eintritt" which ... more
                  • Re: Case ClosedMichael 5260 for Joe, Wed Jun 19 15:18
                    An excellent finding Joe. I agree that the two final "t's" in the word Eintritt have the classical German style t-bars. The same word, Eintritt, on the same page without the t-bars does also show... more
                    • Re: Case ClosedJoe for Michael 5260, Fri Jun 21 09:15
                      Sure Michael, I'll take a look at the word "Boad" but you may be preaching to the long-converted here. Why don't you start a new thread and address it to the Board?
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