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Watch “Vintage 1954 Hotpoint Appliances ~ Animated Ozzie, Harriet, David & Ricky Nelson” on YouTube

22 Aug

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History
Formation in California
Hotpoint was founded in 1911. The name of the company comes from the hot point of the revolutionary first electric iron of 1905, invented by the American (Wisconsin) Earl Richardson (1871–1934) having formed his Pacific Electric Heating Company in Ontario, California, in 1906.[1][2] It was known as the Hotpoint iron, with its hottest point at the front and not the center. In 1912 the company began making electric irons, and electric cookers in 1919 in the USA. Earl Richardson also invented the first iron that switched off automatically when a maximum temperature was reached.

Hotpoint sign in Great Barrington, MA
It is claimed to have developed one of the earliest electric toasters in 1908, known as the El Tosto, and later, under GE, the Hotpoint brand name became one of the most popular brands of toaster in the USA in the 1920s and 1930s. Richardson founded his own settlement, Adelanto, California, in 1915.

In 1918, the company, known as the Hotpoint Electric Heating Company from 1912, merged with the Heating Device Section of General Electric, becoming the Edison Electric Appliance Company, and later, just a division of GE in 1927, when it bought the factory and entire company. It became known as the Edison General Electric Company in 1931.

In 2014, Electrolux agreed to buy General Electric’s household appliances business including the Hotpoint brand in North America for £2bn ($3.3bn). The deal was expected to close in 2015.[3] Due to blockage by U.S. regulators, the Electolux deal was terminated, and GE subsequently sold its appliance division to Haier of China, to close .

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10 responses to “Watch “Vintage 1954 Hotpoint Appliances ~ Animated Ozzie, Harriet, David & Ricky Nelson” on YouTube

  1. ela

    June 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Wow!

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    August 29, 2016 at 4:30 am

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    August 29, 2016 at 10:12 am

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  4. America On Coffee

    August 29, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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  5. America On Coffee

    August 30, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Thistles and thorns we have and the battle is fierce and spiritual. May you have the grace to endure. Hugs and blessings to you, Berni.:-)

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  6. Berni

    August 31, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Thank you for sending me some hugs and blessings. I received them and slept like a baby after many weeks.

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  7. churchmouse

    September 22, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Thank you for these informative and entertaining posts!

    It’s great that you include corporate history as well as a fun advert.

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  8. America On Coffee

    September 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Delighted to share w/You churchmouse. Smiles!!!

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  9. 56packardman

    September 28, 2016 at 7:31 am

    (sigh) … Hotpoint has been sold to Haier … another American icon now owned by the Chinese.
    :-(

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  10. America On Coffee

    September 30, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Makes me sad too. We had jobs and all of our products were of the best quality. :-( :-(

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