Refrigerator Celebrates 100 Years

Most Americans can barely remember what is was like to not have a refrigerator in their kitchen.  One hundred years ago, the first refrigerators as we know them were being invented.  Did you know that General Motors owned one of the leading producers of early refrigerators?

In 1914, Detroit Michigan engineer Nathaniel B. Wales started toying around with an idea for a electric refrigeration unit.  In 1919, William C. Durant, a General Motors founder, personally invested in the company and adopted the name to Frigidaire. 

For more on how the refrigerator changed our lives and society, read