Brands Associated With Frigidaire
Frigidaire, Kelvinator, Gibson, White-Westinghouse, Tappan
Types Of Appliances We Service
Clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, cooktops, ranges, compactors, ovens, disposals, icemakers, microwaves
Frigidaire Appliance History
Frigidaire was founded as the Guardian Frigerator Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and developed the first self-contained refrigerator (invented by Nathaniel B. Wales and Alfred Mellowes) in 1916. In 1918 William C. Durant, a founder of General Motors, personally invested in the company, and in 1919 it adopted the name Frigidaire. From 1919 to 1980 the company was owned by General Motors. During that period it was first a subsidiary of Delco-Light, and was later an independent division, based in Dayton, Ohio. In 1979 it was acquired by White Consolidated Industries which also owned Westinghouse appliances. Since 1986 it has been a unit of Electrolux.
The company claims firsts including:
- Electric self-contained refrigerator,
- Home food freezer,
- Room air conditioner,
- 30″ electric range,
- Coordinated colors for home appliances.