S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation, April 9, 1999
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Darby, S. Newman (inventor) 1928-
Oral histories (document genres)
April 9, 1999
Newman Darby, born in West Pittston, Pa., invented windsurfing in 1964 when he connected a sail to a board by means of a universal rope joint. The windsurfer was ultimately patented by Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake in 1970 and became known as windsurfer.
Presentation: Darby discusses windsurfing and his invention and development of the sailboard.
S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation, April 9, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History