John Chubb (locksmith)

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John Chubb
Born John Chubb
10 December 1816
Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died 30 October 1872 (1872-10-31) (aged 55)
Brixton Rise, Surrey, England
Nationality British
Occupation Locksmith, Lock & Safe Manufacturer
Known for Chubb Locks & Safes
Spouse(s) 1) Pricilla Withers 2) Eliza Bealey Bunting
Parent(s) Charles Chubb & Maria Heyter

John Chubb (10 December 1816 – 30 October 1872), was an English locksmith and inventor who patented many improvements to locks, safes and strong rooms.[1]

He succeeded his father Charles Chubb, who had founded the family company of Chubb & Son.

He wrote an important paper on locks and keys, for which he was awarded the Telford Medal in 1850 by the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

He had married twice. His three sons John, George and Henry succeeded him in running the business, of whom George became Baron Hayter of Chislehurst in 1928.


  1. ^ a b Lance Day, ed. (2003). Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology. Ian McNeil. Taylor & Francis. pp. 260–1. ISBN 978-0-203-02829-2. Retrieved 24 September 2012.