Who invented frisbie?

Walter Frederick Morrison invented Frisbee in 1948. But as to where he got this idea from, there is a story behind it. A baking company Frisbie of Bridgeport, Connecticut baked pies to be sold to number of colleges of England. Students after eating pies played with empty pie tins for hours. Many colleges of England claim that the first Frisbee was thrown in their college. The pie tins had the name of the company ‘Frisbie’ embossed on it. It was in 1948 that Walter Morrison who was a building inspector at Los Angeles along with his partner Warren Franscioni invented a frisbie that was made of plastic and flew further and in more accurate manner than an empty pie tin. Though the partnership did not last long, it was after the separation that the Frisbie gained popularity.

The frisbie got popular with the new name Pluto Platter and it became the base for all the other designs of the frisbie. The outer third of the disc was named after its inventor and was called Morrison Slope in the patent. The toy company named Wham-O purchased the rights of design from Morrison and started the production in the year 1957. Morrison got the patent for his invention and earned more than one million dollars as royalty. The name of the product was changed from frisbie to Frisbee to avoid legal problems.

It is believed that more than 20 different games and sports are played using this flying discs and the market is full of different and improved kinds of discs such as ring shaped, indiglow and whistling discs.

By admin On Feb 8 2011


One Response to “Who invented frisbie?”

  1. Nice web

    Natalie Huynh
    At 10:32 am, March 10, 2011

Leave a Reply

Send me an e-mail notification when new comment is posted

Who invented football?

Football is being played by men since centuries ago but as to who invented it and to when it was invented is a big question. Football was invented by different people at different places. In America, football was invented by one of the sports writer and a football coach; Walter C. Camp and he picked […]

Read More

Who invented baseball?

Baseball was played in America since early 1800s using local rules and informal teams. It was considered as America’s “national pastime “by 1860s. Baseball originated from the English game “Rounder”. It was Alexander Joy Cartwright who invented this game of baseball in 1845.  The first set of rules and regulations were framed by Alexander Cartwright […]

Read More

Who invented basketball?

Basketball was invented in 1891 by the Canadian physical instructor James Naismith. He was born in Almonte, Ontario in Canada on November 6, 1861. At the tender age of nine he lost both his parents within three weeks. He got educated at Mcgill University and Presbyterian College at Montreal. He served in Mcgill University and […]

Read More

Who invented hockey?

It was around 4000 years back; in the name of Keryetezin, that hockey was played in Egypt with horns and a spherical ball shaped thing. In 1363 Edward III of England published a proclamation in which the word hockey was born. The 19th century witnessed the uplift of hockey. In 1849 the public schools in […]

Read More
gospels923 toadeater321 shipping819 toughness indoctrination003 avoidless272 clamant885