Broomsticks Notable Witches and Wizards

Elliot Smethwyck

... the invention of the Cushioning Charm by Elliot Smethwyck in 1820 went a long way towards making broomsticks more comfortable than ever before...
-- from Quidditch Through the Ages (QA9)

Elliot Smethwyck was the inventor, in 1820, of the Cushioning Charm. The spell was used to provide an invisible cushion on the handle of a broom, making broom travel far more comfortable (QA9).

Elliot Smethwyck
Gender Male
Dates fl. early 1800s
Species / Race Wizard


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