Frigidaire was founded as the Guardian Frig­er­a­tor Com­pany in Fort Wayne, Indi­ana, and devel­oped the first self-contained refrig­er­a­tor in 1916. The brand’s name was solely respon­si­ble for the slang term “fridge.” In 1919, Gen­eral Motors pur­chased the com­pany for long period of time until it was sold to White Sewing Machine Com­pany in 1979. It is cur­rently owned by Elec­trolux and con­tin­ues to be a eco­nom­i­cal and well-made product.