John Chubb (locksmith)

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John Chubb
Born John Chubb
10 December 1816
Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died 30 October 1872
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 (1816–1872), was an English locksmith and inventor.

He wrote an important paper on locks and keys, and was awarded the Telford Medal.[1]


  1. ^ 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.