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Chubb was started as a ship’s ironmonger by Charles Chubb in Winchester, England, and then moved to Portsmouth, England, in 1804. Chubb moved the company into the locksmith business in 1818, in Wolverhampton. The company worked out of a number of premises in Wolverhampton, including the purpose-built factory on Railway Street, now still known as the Chubb Building.
In 1823, the company was awarded a special licence by George IV, and later became the sole supplier of locks to the General Post Office, and a supplier to His Majesty’s Prison Service. In 1835, they received a patent for a burglar-resisting safe, and opened a safe factory in London in 1837. In 1851, they designed a special secure display case for the Koh-i-Noor diamond for its appearance at The Great Exhibition.

In February 1997 it was bought by Williams plc then in August 2000, they were sold to Assa Abloy. In 2006, Chubb was merged into the group Mul-T-Lock within Assa Abloy (the world’s largest lock manufacturing group).

In 2010, the “Chubb Locks” brand licence expired, and Assa Abloy decided not to renew. The products are still sold, but rebranded as Yale and Union locks, other well known brands owned by Assa Abloy

Their popular mortise locks (now branded Union) are still sold and in our opinion the best out there, albeit more costly than their rivals. However they do last for 20+ years which tends to be far longer than most others. You get what you pay for as in most things.

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