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Your one-stop resource for dating & information on vintage and antique Chubb Locks, Safes & Security Equipment


Serial Number / Date

Size / Weight




D: 1843

New patent Detector lock.

Sn: 121314

D: 6th Feb 1843

Sz: 307 x 91mm

Rim Deadlock.

History of Locks Museum

Sn: 122567

D:  28th Feb 1843

New patent safe lock, with detector.


D: 5th Dec 1843

New patent safe lock, with a ‘double’ or ‘cotton reel’  type curtain.

private collection


D: 22nd Dec 1843

New patent box lock with detector.


D: 26th Jan 1844

New patent safe lock, with detector.

History of Locks Museum


D: 16th May 1850

Definitive detector rim deadlock.

Lock Register 1841 - 1850

A selection of Chubb locks made between 1841 - 1850, and preserved in private or public collections.

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Notes and Key to abbreviations used in the on-line registers.

D: date.  Mat: materials.Sn: serial number. Sz: size. Wt: weight.

Sizes, unless otherwise stated, refer to case or body size excluding extended bolts.