Brand History and Description –
Frigidaire was established in Fort Wayne, Indiana as Guardian Frigerator Company. In 1916, It developed America’s first self-contained refrigerator. Two years later in 1918, General Motors founder, William C. Durrant invested in Frigidaire. The term ‘Frigidaire’ became so popular that refrigerators started to be called ‘frigerators’ or just ‘fridge’.
Between 1919 and 1979 the company was owned by General Motors. During the initial years, it operated as a subsidiary of Delco-Light but later became an independent unit stationed in Dayton in Ohio. In 1979 the company was bought by White Sewing Machine Company and subsequently by Electrolux in 1986.