The Comet Trading Company was a broomstick company established in 1929 by Randolph Keitch and Basil Horton, who were both players for the Falmouth Falcons.


Its first release was the Comet 140 in the same year, and their patented Horton-Keitch Braking Charm made it less likely for Quidditch players to fly offside or overshoot the goals.[1] The latest Comet released sold more items on its first day than any other broomstick.

Comet series brooms featured the Horton-Keitch braking charm, which gave Quidditch players much more control over their movements.[1]

Models produced include: Comet 140Comet 180Comet 220, Comet 260 and Comet 290.[1]

Before his father bought the Slytherin Quidditch Team new Nimbus 2001s (as a bribe), Draco Malfoy had flown a Comet broom.[2]

Cho ChangSeeker on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, also rode on a Comet broomstick.[3]

As a member of The Advance Guard Tonks meets Harry Potter for the first time. After meeting him she is envious of Harry's Firebolt, as she herself rides an old Comet.[4]

Which Broomstick magazine reviews the latest Comet brooms.[5]

During the 1996 tryouts for the Gryffindor Quidditch team a Comet broom crashed, which resulted the rider throwing a tantrum.[6]

A Comet was one of the brooms involved in a 'broom smash' over the River Mersey prior to the last concert date of Celestina Warbeck's Flighty Aphrodite tour.[7][8]

Splinter and Kreek's, presumably a second-hand broom shop (though it's possible they sell new brooms as well) sells secondhand Cleansweep brooms..[9]



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en))
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 13 (Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  7. Daily Prophet
  8. Pottermore
  9. Daily Prophet
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