Chubb Locks

History and Key Milestones
– Chubb was started as a ships ironmonger by Charles Chubb in Winchester, England.
– The company moved to Portsmouth, England, in 1804.
– Chubb entered the locksmith business in 1818, in Wolverhampton.
– Jeremiah Chubb joined the company as Charles’ brother.
– They sold Jeremiah’s patented detector lock.
– In 1823, Chubb was awarded a special license by King George IV.
– The company became the sole supplier of locks to the General Post Office (GPO).
– Chubb received a patent for a burglar-resisting safe in 1835.
– A safe factory was opened in London in 1837.
– Chubb designed a secure display case for the Koh-i-Noor diamond in 1851.

Ownership Changes
– In August 1984, Chubb was purchased by Racal.
– Williams plc bought the company in February 1997.
Assa Abloy acquired Chubb in August 2000.
– Chubb was merged into the group Mul-T-Lock within Assa Abloy in 2006.
– The Chubb Locks brand license expired in 2010.

Related Companies and Brands
– Chubb Security is a related company.
– Baron Hayter is associated with Chubb Locks.
Glass break detectors are produced by Chubb Electronic Security.
Yale (company) is another well-known brand owned by Assa Abloy.
– The Business Technology Association is relevant to Chubb Locks.

References and External Links
– Jonathan discusses why Chubb Locks changed their brand. | SafeZone provides information on Chubb Locks.
– The official website of Chubb Locks.
– Archive images from the Express & Star related to Chubb Locks.
– This Wikipedia article is a stub on a manufacturing company.

– Chubb Locks brand license expired in 2010.Sources: