Thompson Brothers Balloon Company Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0014
Creators:
Thompson Brothers Balloon & Parachute Company
Dates:
[ca. 1903-1939]
Languages:
English
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

General
General
NASMrev

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Parachutes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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