WHAM-O
Ad from the early 1950's.
Invented by Arthur Melin in California sometime in 1948, it was originally
in
tended to shot meat up to
his hun
ting falcons!
SCOPESHOT
Advertised mainly in Popular Sciene Magazine in the mid 1950's.
TINKER
KILLDEER

Nick Name may
have been
"Deer Slayer"!
NO WRIST-BRACE
AMERICAN SLINGSHOT DESIGNS
OF THE 1950's

Melin's $1.00 Wham-O® led to America's fascination
with commercial slingshots through his
skillful use of the national media.
His company later invented the Frisbe Hoola Hoop!
.

Trumark Model S9 slingshot without wrist-brace.
WHAM-O® is a registered trademark of wham-o, inc., emeryville, ca usa