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Thompson Brothers Balloon Company Collection

Creator:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company  Search this
Names:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Manuscripts
Photographs
Financial records
Clippings
Date:
[ca. 1903-1939]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of memorabilia and records relating to the company, including clippings, copperplates, expense accounts, photos, and so forth. The collection also includes a manuscript by Frank H. Thompson (1971) giving a history of the company.
Biographical / Historical:
The Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company was established in 1903 to manufacture balloons but they soon shifted to exhibition work, as manufacturing and sales became a sideline for the company. In 1933, the company was operating out of Aurora, Illinois, and was manufacturing and distributing balloons, parachutes, and aerial apparatus for performers as well as furnishing parachute leaps from airplanes and balloons. The company closed in 1939.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Frank H. Thompson, Gift, 1971, XXXX-0014, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Parachutes  Search this
Balloons -- Exhibitions  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Manuscripts
Photographs
Financial records
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0014

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