A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 16, 2020
“We repair what your husband fixed” (repair company slogan)

"We repair what your husband fixed” is a jocular slogan for many repair companies that has been printed on many images. The saying means that the husband really did not fix the problem.

“We repair what your husband fixed was printed in The New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) on January 5, 1970.


Newspapers.com
5 January 1970, The New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM), “Kirby Vacuum Clinic fixes it,” pg. 7, col. 4:
A sign by the door of Kirby Vacuum Clinic, 933 Cerrillos Road, reads: “We repair what your husband fixed.”

Newspapers.com
25 April 1976, Albuqueque (NM) Journal, pg. C-6, col. 7 ad:
WE REPAIR WHAT YOUR HUSBAND FIXED
(Wagner Plumbing.—ed.)

Newspapers.com
16 March 1978, Rutland (VT) Daily Herald, pg. 25, col. 4 classified ad:
BASEMENT waterproofing. “We repair what your husband fixed.”

Newspapers.com
17 May 1978, Burlington (VT) Free Press, pg. 4B, col. 3 ad:
WE REPAIR WHAT YOUR HUSBAND FIXED
(Gemini Waterproofing.—ed.)

Google Groups: soc.culture.indian
Potpourri
Shahid Latif M.D.
10/9/99
(...)
Plumber:
“We repair what your husband Fixed.”

Google Groups: soc.culture.bulgaria
Being Well Educated
Ilya Talev
1/29/01
(...)
2. On the left side of plumbers’ truck:
“We repair what your husband fixed”

Google Groups: bermuda
Silly Slogans
Oº°’¨oneandtheonly¨’°ºO
2/21/06
(...)
Plumbers:
“We repair what your husband fixed.”

Twitter
Tech, Money, & Life
@randymedlin
Seen on a plumber’s truck: We repair what your husband fixed.
12:15 PM · May 8, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jose A. Carillo
@J8Carillo
Brighten up your day and ward off your April Fools’ Day jitters with this 2013 Forum collection of 19 quotable quotes. Just two samplers: (3) In a podiatrist’s office: “Time wounds all heels.” (4) On a plumber’s truck: “We repair what your husband fixed.” http://tinyurl.com/zzfy6q3
7:59 AM · Apr 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, April 16, 2020 • Permalink