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Old 12-07-2017, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jerryd View Post
It's interesting you mention the cord. Debs said it was thought to be sash cord. When I was researching J.T Chappel's timber company (the deal wharf where the Pimilco arm was found), I came across an ad for his company. In it they advertised sash windows and Debs picked up on that and the sash cord. Interesting thought.
Hi jerryd. I'm guessing that you've attempted a connection between the timber company and the construction site in your research, interested. Your post reminded me of the following:

Star, 12 Sep
Frederick Moore, of 86, Great Peter-street, Westminster, a deal porter employed at Ward's timber yard, states that it was he that first discovered the arm. With the assistance of a fellow workman he hoisted a ladder over the embankment on to the floating timber below, and thus reached the arm. He searched for other portions of the body in the water, but could not see anything else. Just above the place where the arm was found is a sluice coming out from the wall of the embankment, from which comes a stream of water from the distillery in Grosvenor-road. It is curious to note that two or three months ago this man Moore picked up the dead body of a child near the place where he found this arm

Star, 5 Oct
The site of the new police offices, where the National Opera House was to have been erected, faces the Embankment, and backs on Cannon-row. It is on the west side of the gardens of Whitehall and Buccleuch House, while on the western side of the site are the offices of the Civil Service Commission. Between this house and the site of the police offices is a temporary plank-made road for heavy carts, which deliver the material for building, entering from the Thames Embankment, and passing into Cannon-row, whence they emerge into Parliament-street or into Bridge-street, Westminster. The road by which the loaded carts enter is the nearest way to the *recess where the body was found. Brought in a cart, and carried as a load across the planks on to the building, its disposal would be easy in the recess.

*The recess where the body was found:
Star, 4 Oct
Towards the Thames front of the site there are some underground steps. These steps lead to a door at a lower depth. An inclined plane leads to a lower level. This lower level is a vast place of arches, from which the light is partially excluded by the walls for the floors above, and is in constant shade. In one place there is a deep recess, in which, even when the sun is shining brightly outside, there is complete darkness. This leads by a dangerous way to another recess. In one corner of this furthest dark recess stands a piece of hoarding, two pieces of board held together by a cross piece, as if it had formed once part of a builder's hoarding round the building. This stands crossways against the wall, leaving a triangular space. It was within this space that the parcel containing the body was found.

[my emphasis]
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