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Paul Bacon

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  1. White shirted Oswald was a very busy man the day of the assassination! I have no problem believing his movements that day were all part of the plan. What tipped me off regarding the idea that the men on the 6th floor were not worried about being noticed, was the description of some of the witnesses regarding the movement on the 6th floor --"fiddling with the rifle scope", "sitting astride the window ledge", "seemingly relaxed" (to the extent that the witness assumed he was part of security). Either these men were security, or they weren't worried about being noticed! And we know they w
  2. Jim, Just my 2 cents worth of speculation, that is what I am thinking. Richard Carr saw what he thought was the man on the 6th floor get into a Nash Rambler. My assumption has been that he was the guy who ended up driving down Elm St. and picking up "Lee" Oswald (after having circled around from Record St.) I am a big fan of John Armstrong's theory of "two" Oswalds. And further, I think that maybe "Lee", on the 6th floor, was positioning himself to allow witnesses the chance to notice him as a further effort to incriminate the patsy.
  3. As a builder myself, I think it's highly likely that the elevator systems were on separate circuits. This would mean that the passenger elevator could be controlled via the breakers without disconnecting power to the freight elevator system. Additionally, the passenger circuit may have included power to some of Hines' office fixtures.
  4. And, I suppose we have no idea whether the freight elevators and the passenger elevators were on separate circuits? It strikes me that having both elevator systems on the same circuit would make for an easily overloaded circuit. Just a thought...
  5. Andrej, I'm sorry but I never found it. Looking again at my post, I can see how it sounds as if I was looking through it, but I meant to indicate I was looking for it. I hit a lot of pages, but this is a page that gave me ideas of where to look. https://www.elevatorbooks.com/Content/Site125/FilesSamples/184718CaporaleO_00000105883.pdf About a fifth of the way down, it shows the cover of the book.
  6. I just joined the forum, but I've been lurking here for many years. FWIW. This morning I spent a little time looking for the Fifth edition of ASME Standard A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. The 1955 version is probably the applicable version in our case. I was looking for any rules governing the "escape" hatch security. I've not found anything definitive, but I have a feeling that hatch security was not made a serious issue until later when a major revamping of the code took place in 1980's. Elevator surfing had become a thing. Before then the hatches were, I'm think
  7. I live in New Hampshire and I survive through my own business as a Building Renovation contractor. I went to the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a BA in Theatre and Communications. That is why I'm a contractor . John Kennedy was killed 4 days before my 11th birthday and I vividly remember the sadness that I, and my family, felt for a long time afterwards. My interest in the details surrounding the assassination became obsessive after seeing Oliver Stone's movie JFK. I obtained copies of 'Best Evidence' and 'Crossfire'. The two books had me hooked and I continued to
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