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!

Headrick's patent drawing
[Reposted from original]

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