The Chubb Archive is part of The History of Locks Museum Resources
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Your one-stop resource for dating & information on vintage and antique Chubb Locks, Safes & Security Equipment
This site is researching, with great fondness, the history of both the products and the people of the Chubb company and its subsidiaries.
This year, 2018, is the 200th anniversary of Jeremiah Chubb’s, invention and patent of his detector lock, and shortly afterwards his brother Charles founding of Chubb & Sons Lock Company.
Like many new company's the road to success was full of twists and turns, disappointment and elation. Whilst the company was active and in business their early history image was very much the subject of image and policy; now we can explore all those twists and turns and we can do so without anything detracting from their worth, prestige or image.
This project is on going and is part of the History of Locks Museums initiative to record and preserve our past heritage in this field.
We are anxious to identify objects, to read documents and to visit anybody with something to show us or to tell us - for more information on how you can help contact our curator Brian Morland: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the mean time we hope you enjoy exploring our evolving site.
Picture reproduced by kind permission of Lord Hayter
CHUBB’S 1828 LOCK FOR THE BANK OF ENGLAND
Welcome to the Chubb Archive Web Site
The Header Banner depicts a sense of the rational for this site. People working making Chubb security products and a version of the lock that started it all in 1818 - The Chubb Detector Lock. The Chubb Fish logo represents the keen brand identity the company portrayed throughout its life in the badges crests and escutcheons and other branding, always keeping the Chubb name in front of users.
|Early Sales/Offices/ChubbGroup/1980s & on|
|The Detector Mechanism|
|Chubb Money Boxes|
|The Aubin Trophy|
|Lock Number 696|
|Lock Register 1819 - 1828|
|Lock Register 1829 - 1840|
|Lock Register 1841 - 1850|
|Lock Register 1851 - 1860|
|Lock Register 1861 - 1870|
|Lock Register 1871 - 1880|
|Lock Register 1881 - 1890|
|Lock Register 1891 - 1900|
|Lock Register 1901 - 1910|
|Lock Register 1911 - 1920|
|Lock Register 1921- 1936|
|Post 1936 Locks|
|Ibbs - Export is Fun|
|Back to Work|
|My Export Career begins|
|The Happy Years|
|Back to The Midlands|
|Back to The Midlands - part 2|
|The Midlands - again!|
|The Final Years|
|Slingsby Dart T51 Sailplane|