Westermann's tough-guy pose was fostered by early experiences as a professional acrobat, carpenter, railroad repairman and janitor.
They ripped the roof off the shop where he worked as a refrigerator repairman , tore down its walls and carried away the hard-won tools of his trade - blowtorch, soldering iron, manometer, even motors.
From hi-fi repairman to dub pioneer, he tinkered and reconfigured his equipment and, in so doing, redefined the role of engineer-producer.
In the course of his two-hour service call, I telephone my husband twice to answer questions about what the repairman is supposed to be doing and what the problem with our furnace has been.
Your time would be better spent waiting for the Sears repairman .
Shy and quiet, she spent most of her time keeping house for her husband, Danny, a ship repairman , and their two children - until the day those tractor-trailers came to town and changed her life forever.
a TV repairman
Having dropped out of school, the young man worked as a garage mechanic in Sydney and later as an insurance salesman and part-time watch repairman in Melbourne.
One story has it that a man whose ticket had not arrived in the mail as promised telephoned Hoover customer service for a repairman .
Today the role of roving repairman keeps Henderson from seeing his wife, Karen, and daughters, aged 15 and 11, for long stretches.