General Electric has served the appliance business for over a century. Thomas Alva Edison brought many of his companies together to form Edison General Electric in 1890. In 1892 Edison merged with another electrical company, Thomson-Houston Electric Company, and formed General Electric. GE has been a leading innovator in appliances, making many trouble-free products. Many GE products are built with simplicity and quality in mind, and has been one of our longest-standing brands.