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Cleansweep Broom Company

"Just caught her! She says she'll get the Cleansweep if she can."
-- Ron Weasley (OP9)

Cleansweep Broom Company

The Cleansweep Broom Company, started in 1926 by Bob, Bill and Barnaby Ollerton, produces a series of sport broomsticks. The Ollerton brothers produced large numbers of Cleansweeps aimed specifically at the racing and Quidditch markets.

The Cleansweep series are known for their ability to turn corners quickly and efficiently. Models released by the company include: Cleansweep 1Cleansweep 2Cleansweep 3, Cleansweep 5, Cleansweep 6, Cleansweep 7 and Cleansweep 11 (QA9).

Fred and George Weasley fly Cleansweep brooms (CS7).

The Ravenclaw team is said to have the latest model Cleansweep brooms in Harry’s third year (although in the next chapter their Seeker Cho Chang is actually flying a Comet 260) (PA12PA13).

Madam Hooch notes that Cleansweeps have thicker handles than a Firebolt when examining Harry’s new broom (PA13).

Ron Weasley gets a new Cleansweep broom in his fifth year, as a reward for becoming a prefect (OP9).

In an article published in The Quibbler, a wizard claimed to have flown to the moon on a Cleansweep broom (OP10).

A Cleansweep broom ridden by Holyhead Harpies captain Gwendolyn Morgan, featured in one of the finest Quidditch games ever seen in 1953 (QA7).

Two Cleansweeps ended up in the River Mersey when rushing to get to the last of Celestina Warbeck‘s Flighty Aphrodite concerts (DP2, Pm).

Splinter and Kreek‘s sells secondhand Cleansweep brooms (DP4).

Commentary

Etymology

In popular use, a "clean sweep" is a complete win over the opposition - sweeping the board clean.

Notes

Lexicon list of Broom Manufacturers 

Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are:

  • DP2: 8 February 1999 and
  • DP4: 1 October 1999,

the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

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