ATPP—American Trends Pluto Platter—Green
Maker: American Trends Co
Model: Pluto Platter
Size: 9.3125 inches
Disc Color: Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, White, Apricot
Lettering/Hot Stamp: Pluto Platter on Cupola; planet names on flight plate (counter-clockwise): Sun, Pluto, Uranus, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune; Script on Bottom: Play Catch—Invent Games. To Fly, Flip Away Backhanded. Flat Flip Flies Straight, Tilted Flip Curves—Experiment! American Trends Co., U.S.A. Pat. Pend.
Label/Sticker: American Trends
Date Introduced: 1955
Period of Manufacture: 1955-56
Special Notes: The second disc designed by Fred Morrison (the Flyin Saucer was the 1st.). Improved aerodynamic design. Considered the archetype of modern disc designs. First disc to carry the "Flat Flip Flies Straight..." instructions, coined by Fred's wife Lu. Sold primarily at fairs; a few were sold mail order. Manufacturing & sales agreement with Wham-O signed January 23, 1957. Very rare: only about 20 are known to exist.
Contributor(s): Phil Kennedy