Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fred Morrison Dies at 90

ESPN Sports: Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. He was 90. 
...Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his "Pluto Platter" in 1957. The plastic flying disc was later renamed the "Frisbee," with sales surpassing 200 million discs. It is now a staple at beaches and college campuses across the country and spawned sports like Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate.
An official disc golf course at Creekside Park in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay is named for Morrison.
...Wham-O adopted the name "Frisbee" because that's what college students in New England were calling the Pluto Platters. The name came from the Frisbie Pie Co., a local bakery whose empty tins were tossed like the soon-to-be Frisbee.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

One of the greatest cheap toys ever invented.Thanks Walter