Chubb, John

Chubb, John
b. 1816 Portsea, Hampshire, England
d. 30 October 1872 Brixton Rise, London, England.
English locksmith.
He succeeded his father, who had founded the family firm of Chubb \& Son, and patented many improvements to locks, safes, strong rooms and the like. He was elected a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1845, where he delivered an important paper on locks and keys which included a list of all British patents in the field up to the date of the paper as well as of all communications on the same subject to the Royal Society of Arts; for this he was awarded the Telford Medal.
John Chubb was followed into the family business by his three sons, John C.Chubb, George H.Chubb (who was created Lord Hayter of Chislehurst in 1928) and Henry W.Chubb.
Principal Honours and Distinctions
Institution of Civil Engineers Telford Medal 1845. See also: Chubb, Charles.

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