The Chubb Archive is part of The History of Locks Museum Resources

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Chubb Fish logo Earliest Chubb Detector lock Chubb workers

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:

In the mean time we hope you enjoy exploring our evolving site.

Picture reproduced by kind permission of Lord Hayter

Lord Hayter's Detector Lock


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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.