He and business partner Warren Franscioni began producing the first plastic discs by 1948, after design modifications and experimentation with several prototypes. They renamed them the Flyin-Saucer in the wake of reported unidentified flying object sightings. "We worked fairs, demonstrating it, " Morrison told the Virginian-Pilot. The two of them once overheard someone saying that the pair were using wires to make the discs hover. "That's where we learned we could sell these things, " he said, because people were enthusiastic about them.
Morrison and Franscioni ended their partnership in early 1950. He discovered that he could produce his own disc more cheaply, and he designed a new model in 1955 called the Pluto Platter, the archetype of all modern flying discs. In 1958, Morrison was awarded U. In June 1957, Wham-O co-founders Richard Knerr. And Arthur "Spud" Melin gave the disc the brand name "Frisbee" after learning that college students were calling the Pluto Platter by that term.
A supplier of pies to Yale University. Where students had started a campus craze tossing empty pie tins stamped with the company's logothe way that Morrison and his wife had in 1937. Wham-O changed their marketing strategy to promote Frisbee use as a new sport, and sales increased.
In 1964, the first professional model went on sale. Headrick patented its design; it featured raised ridges (the "Rings of Headrick") that were claimed to stabilize flight. Headrick became known as the father of Frisbee sports.
He founded the International Frisbee Association and appointed Dan Roddick as its head. Roddick began establishing North American Series (NAS) tournament standards for various Frisbee sports, such as Freestyle. Headrick later helped to develop the sport of disc golf, which was first played with Frisbees and later with more aerodynamic beveled-rim discs, by inventing standardized targets called pole holes. When Headrick died, he was cremated, and his ashes were molded into memorial discs and given to family and close friends. The item "WHAM-O FRISBEE 1958 NEW IN BAG COLLECTIBLE PLUTO PLATTER FLYING SAUCER VINTAGE" is in sale since Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Balls, Flying Discs & Boomerangs". The seller is "lewis7955" and is located in Billings, Montana. This item can be shipped to United States.