|Headrick's patent drawing|
Monday, December 26, 2016
On This Day: Flying Saucer (Frisbee) Patent Received
On this day in 1967, "Steady" Ed Headrick was awarded the first utility patent on a flying disc (U.S. patent 3,359,678). Although the patent document called it a "flying saucer," Edward E. Headrick's professional model became the shape of the modern Frisbee with its stabilizing band of raised ridges named for Headrick. Headrick, a Wham-O employee, assigned the patent to Wham-O for only $10!
[Reposted from original]