Walter Fredrick Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee has died. Mr Morrison's design patent, D183626, is elegantly simple for something as wonderful as the Frisbee. A single page with two simple figures. How could you get through college or enjoy a trip to the beach on a breezy day without one?
Mr. Morrison's invention, that was patented in 1958, grew out of his own beach adventures where he and his future wife tossed a cake pan back and forth. A tradition begins. Originally called the Pluto Plate, it was renamed the Frisbee by Wham-O, the company Mr. Morrison licensed his Pluto Plate to, because college students in New England were tossing the tins of the local Frisbie Pie Company.