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

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.

Contact us:

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.                        The History of Locks Museum’s Virtual Museum On-Line presence, curator: Brian Morland

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: or if you are looking for a new safe contact sales or visit:

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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.

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