Maybe you'd like to share that entry with us

Posted by Word Camel on August 27, 2002

In Reply to: But if either of these ideas is valid posted by Cory on August 27, 2002

: how ould you explain that "fritz" in the usage "on the fritz" appears in the 1903 edition of the OED?

So we can see where it first appeared in print. That might help with it's origin.