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About Hotpoint
HOTPOINT STARTED in 1904 as the Pacific Electric Heating Co. In 1911, due to the popularity of his iron with a hot point, a heated tip, founder Earl Richardson changed the name of his company to Hotpoint.

IN 1918, GENERAL Electric purchased Hotpoint and merged it with the Hughes Electric Heating Co., which made electric stoves, forming a subsidiary known as the Edison Electric Appliance Co. By the mid-1920s, all the products sold by Edison Electric Appliance were sold using the Hotpoint name. Just after World War II, the Edison company became Hotpoint Inc., and in 1952 Hotpoint became a division of GE