R.I.P. Walter Fredrick Morrison – Inventor of the “Pluto Platter” aka the “Frisbee”

Walter Fredrick Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee, passed away at his home in Monroe, Utah, on Tuesday. He was 90.

Fun Frisbee Fact: Originally called the “Pluto Platter,” Morrison sold the production rights in 1957 to the legendary Wham-O toy company, which gave the plastic flying disc its iconic name.

I can’t imagine a household that hasn’t ever owned a Frisbee. Rest in peace sir.

“That simple little toy has permeated every continent in every country, as many homes have Frisbees as any other device ever invented,” McIff said. “How would you get through your youth without learning to throw a Frisbee?”

~ by Fionnlagh on February 15, 2010.

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