Joe for the Michaels
Re: See (Double Addendum)
Sun Jun 16, 2019 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 with Michael M that this particular entry was intended to represent the purchase of a "Pot and Soap" and that "Pot" was simply spelled with double "t's." The standard price for a box of Lux laundry soap, was about 20 cents back in 1931, which is a far cry from 90 cents. Therefore, it may be safe to venture that the 70 cent shortfall was made up by the purchase of one sturdy pot designed for use over a campfire.

  • 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
      • 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--". 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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