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Randolph Spudmore

Randolph Spudmore is the innovative designer of the popular Firebolt broom.

He is the son of Able Spudmore of Ellerby & Spudmore, broom manufacturers of the Swiftstick and Tinderblast models (Pm).

The design and manufacture of the Firebolt broom was his secret project, released in 1993. Even now not all of its design features are understood, including some tricky goblin patented items (Pm).

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Etymology

Randolph, a variant of Randulf (Randolf), is derived from the Germanic elements rand, meaning "rim (of a shield)", and wulf, meaning "wolf". It was brought to England via the Normans as Randúlfr (Behind the Name).

A spud is British slang for a potato.

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Lexicon list of Broom Manufacturers

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling: Firebolt

Pottermore feature: Broomsticks

Harry Potter Wiki: Randolph Spudmore

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