National Air and Space Museum Archives

Thompson Brothers Balloon Company Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0014
Creators:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company
Dates:
[ca. 1903-1939]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Cubic feet
(1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Frank H. Thompson, Gift, 1971, XXXX-0014, not NASM

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

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General
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Parachutes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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