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A Legend Rare of Frigidaire

Identifier: SC-271

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a small advertisement pamphlet for Frigidaire. “A Legend Rare of Frigidaire” is a parody of Aladdin, in which he receives a refrigerator from a genie. However, the color drawings accompanying the poem portray a Chinese or generic ‘Oriental’ setting. The pamphlet was written in 1926 by Edith Lindeman Calisch for the Delco-Light company, owners of Frigidaire.


  • Creation: 1926


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

At the time of the book’s publication in 1926, Frigidaire cold chests were manufactured by Delco-Light Company, a subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. Frigidaire described itself as the “world’s largest builders of electric refrigerating equipment.”

Edith Lindeman Calisch was a writer whose father and husband both worked for a North Carolina business that distributed Frigidaire products in the 1920s. Born in Pennsylvania in 1898, she lived with her family in Dayton from 1908 to 1913, when the 1913 Flood prompted her father to move the family to Virginia. (Source:


0.1 linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection consists of a single promotional pamphlet produced by Delco/Frigidaire in 1926. The pamphlet contains a story-poem to describe a fictional story of Aladdin and his "cold chest" [i.e. refrigerator]. This pamphlet provides insight into the creative nature of some of Delco/Frigidaire's promotional material.


The collection consists of one book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Donna M. Hipps on February 17, 2012.

Related Materials

MS-262, Frigidaire Historical Collection MS-406, Frigidaire TOM (Tired Old Men) Club Records SC-197, Frigidaire Recipe Book

Genre / Form

Guide to A Legend Rare of Frigidaire (SC-271)
2021 July 26
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA