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Harry Potter with a Nimbus 2000, and Draco Malfoy with a Nimbus 2001 (circa 1992-1993 school year)

The Nimbus Racing Broom Company is a broomstick company formed in 1967 by Devlin Whitehorn. Its arrival galvanised the racing broom market, and its first product, the Nimbus 1000, was a revolutionary design. The Nimbus immediately became the broom of choice for professional Quidditch teams across Europe, and subsequent models have kept Nimbus at the top of the field until the Firebolt came along.[1]


Devlin Whitehorn

Devlin Whitehorn, the inventor of the Nimbus Racing Broom

Name etymology

"Nimbus" is the Latin word for cloud.


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