Charles Chubb (businessman)

Early Life and Career
– Born in Fordingbridge, Hampshire
– Trained as a blacksmith
– Started a hardware business at Winchester
– Improved on the detector lock patented by his brother
– Moved to Portsea, Portsmouth

Expansion and Patents
– Moved to London and then to Wolverhampton
– Employed 200 workers
– Patented a process to make safes burglar-proof and fireproof
– Established a large safe-factory in London
– Son, John Chubb, succeeded him and patented improvements in the firm’s products

Business Growth
– Factories were combined under one roof
– Model plant established
– Business grew to enormous proportions
– Company became known as Chubb Locks
– Increased output of the firm

Burial and Legacy
– Charles Chubb buried in the western side of Highgate Cemetery
– Burial plot in the dissenters section
– Burial took place on May 22, 1846
– Grave located behind the family grave of missionary Elijah Hoole
– Legacy of Chubb Locks continues to this day

– Chichester, Henry Manners, 1887
– Attribution to Dictionary of National Biography, edited by Leslie Stephen
– Text incorporated from the 1911 edition of Encyclopædia Britannica
– Published by Smith, Elder & Co.
– Reference to the 11th edition of Encyclopædia Britannica by Hugh ChisholmSources: