According to legend, the Frisbee originated in the 1920s when Yale students threw pie pans from the Frisbie Pie Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut for fun, yelling “Frisbie!” as they did so, in much the same way golfers yell “Fore!” to warn of oncoming projectiles.
Decades later, in 1948, William Morrison carved a plastic disk that resembled the Frisbie pie tin. He called his invention “Lil’ Abner” and sold them at county fairs throughout the fifties. Enter Spud Melin and Rich Knerr in 1957, the dynamic duo of Wham-O slingshot and Hula Hoop fame, who licensed Morrison’s invention and launched the legendary “Pluto Platter,” an instant sensation. A year later the name was changed to “Frisbee,” after the pie company that started it all.
Our Frisbie design created from the actual patent is a tribute to the original inspiration of the Frisbie pie tin.