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"-- a pity they've stopped making them. I learned to fly on one, and a very fine old broom it was too...."
-- Madam Hooch (PA13)

Popular broom produced by Leonard Jewkes. (QA9)

  • Developed sometime after the Moontrimmer of 1901 and before the advent of the Cleansweep One in 1926, the good-looking Silver Arrow broom achieved higher speeds than either the Moontrimmer or the Oakshaft 79. Its maximum speed of 70 miles per hour with a decent tailwind was very good for its time. (QA9)
  • However, also like the Moontrimmer, the demand for the Silver Arrow was higher than Mr Jewkes could manufacture. (QA9)
  • Madam Hooch had one once upon a time and remembers it fondly. She compared the Firebolt to it in a way that suggests that the Silver Arrow had a slim handle which might have been made of ash. (PA13)
  • A vintage Silver Arrow in "excellent condition" is advertised for sale in the Daily Prophet (DP2)



The Appleby Arrows quidditch team have a silver arrow as their insignia. Perhaps they either rode Silver Arrow brooms at some point and/or their team was sponsored by them. (QA7)

Although the date printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletter DP2 is 8 February 1999, the timeframe for that event is 1992-1993.

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