Who Invented The Frisbee?
Frisbee is a very popular sport. There are several different ways to even play the sport. There is ultimate Frisbee, in this version of Frisbee the game is played like football tossing the Frisbee to teammates to get the Frisbee into the end zone. There is also Frisbee golf, it is played much like golf, you have to toss the Frisbee towards targets at a distance. To find out who invented the Frisbee just keep on reading.
Yale claims that they are the home of the first Frisbee. They state there was a student by the name of Elihu Frisbie that would take collection plates and use them for tossing. Yale claims that the Frisbee was named after this said student. However, this is one story of many about how the Frisbee came to be.
Frisbie Baking Company
The Frisbie baking company use to make pies and sold them in tin pans with “Frisbie’s Pies” engraved on the bottom of it. The bakery was located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The students of local colleges would play with the pie tins by tossing them back and forth between each other. There are several colleges that claim to be the home of the first Frisbee.
Walter Frederick Morrison
Before Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner split up they had developed a plastic version of the Frisbie pie tin. It was more accurate and flew further than its predecessor the pie tin. Morrison named the new version Pluto Platter. He had a patent on it. Morrison sold his rights to Wham-O. He managed to receive royalties in excess of one million dollars for his Pluto platter.
Wham-O is the company that coined the phrase Frisbee. After they bought the rights to the Pluto platter, the following year they gave it the new catchy name and reintroduced it to the market as a new sport. The ridges around the edge of the Frisbee are called Rings of Headrick. They help to stabilize the flight of the Frisbee. Ed Headrick is the inventor that designed the modern version of the Frisbee.