The Guardian Frigerator Company was organized in 1916 to manufacture a refrigerator invented by Alfred Mellows of Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1918 W.C. Durant, then president of General Motors, privately bought the company and a new name, Frigidaire, was coined.
In 1979 Frigidaire was sold to White Consolidated Industries of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Frigidaire Collection is a comprehensive source of information on the development of electric cooling and refrigeration, as well as a wealth of biographical information on GM executives and labor relations.
The Frigidaire Girl, 1927.
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