Mon Jul 16, 2018 02:57

Of course we've all looked at this a lot over the years and it seems to me that bringing all three sections to the crime scene is just another nail in Hauptmann's coffin. Of which there are several nails. There's the fact that the nails used to construct the ladder itself were the same as what were in BRH"s keg in his garage. The fact that most of the nails used in the ladder construction were professionally driven. And of course rail 16.
Bring three sections to the crime shows someone not familiar with working with ladders around a house. He didn't know how high was up so to speak.
He sure paid for his few goofups!

  • Re: rail 16Joe, Fri Jul 13 18:50
    When you look at how the original piece of wood that became Rail 16, was cut, I believe only a very sloppy carpenter would have left such a long and angular overhang beyond the wooden joist beneath.... more
    • Ladder — Jack, Mon Jul 16 02:57
      • Re: LadderJoe, Mon Jul 16 11:53
        Koehler and Keith had a field day with the ladder pinning it back on Hauptmann, and their work represented a new high water mark in materials forensics. Hauptmann couldn't have seen it all coming,... more
        • ExcellentSam, Mon Jul 16 13:03
          This is an excellent, informative, mainly non-argumentative thread. A big thanks to all participants, and I hope the board sees more of this kind of discourse. I learned - or had forgotten - that... more
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