The Chubb Archive is part of The History of Locks Museum Resources
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© 2004 - 2016
Your one-stop resource for dating & information on vintage and antique Chubb Locks, Safes & Security Equipment
All enquiries for company records, held by Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, should be directed to:
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB
Telephone: +44 (0)207 332 3820
The Reference is: CLC/B/002
Editor’s advice: Anyone wishing to examine records or documents are required to make an appointment to visit the LMA. They need at least 48 hours notice to arrange the transfer of documents from the Guildhall Library.
Post: The Curator, History of Locks Museum, 581 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9RQ, UK
Tel (from within the UK): 01202 513787
Tel ( from outside the UK): +44 1202 513787
Note - requests for lock or equipment information and dating: Please give a description of your item(s) and include the external dimensions - height, width and depth. Pictures, including one showing the serial number and any other marks (as attachments in jpg format please) are very helpful in the identification process.
We would also like to hear from you if you, a family member or an ancestor worked for Chubb or one of their subsideries.
Links to other sites
This is a must for anyone interested in collecting old locks, keys, etc. Useful Question & Answer Forums - sections on all types of lock, including padlocks, patent locks, keys,safe plates, safes and vaults to name just a few.
Memories from the Rev.Bill Enoch, an old friend and colleague.
A wonderful collection of Domestic Locks, Time Locks, Safe Locks (Key and Combination), Padlocks, Safe Deposit Locks etc.
Chubb Safes are now owned by:
Gunnebo UK Ltd.
Fairfax House, Pendeford Business Park,
Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton,
West Midlands. WV9 5HA
The original Chubb Safe Records are held at this address.
Requests for detailed information about a serially numbered piece of equipment should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are looking for a new safe contact sales or visit: www.chubbsafessecurity.com
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Contact Details & Further Resources
The History of Locks Museum
In addition to keeping the fascinating Chubb story alive we also document and keep the global catalogue on locks and locksmithing. Known as The History of Locks its in a traditional format, and currently this research runs to 5 volumes and is expected to reach around 12 volumes. We are therefore keen to learn about and record details of your item(s) either by email or if you live in the UK we could even visit you on one of our trips.
More information from our curator
|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|