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1832 Apprenticed for 7 years to his father, in business as an ironmonger and patent lock manufacturer
1841 Went into partnership with his father.
1846 Took over the business on his father's death.
1851 Read a paper before the Inst. Civil Engineers on the history of locks and keys, including a listing of all relevant British patents.
1853 Patent to John Chubb, of St. Paul's Churchyard, Patent Lock Manufacturer, and John Goater, Lock Maker, in the employ of the said John Chubb, for the invention of "improvements in locks and latches."
1865 Patent. '599. John Chubb, of St. Paul's-churchyard, in the city of London, Patent Lock and Safe Manufacturer, and Henry Mortimer Burton, of John's-place, Holland-street, Southwark, in the county of Surrey, Engineer, for an invention of improvements in apparatus for displaying or exhibiting jewelry and other valuable articles in glass cases/'
1865 Patent lock manufacturer, widower, when he married Eliza Bunting in Manchester
1871 John Chubb 55, lock and safe maker to the Queen, employing 200 men, lived in Lambeth with Eliza B Chubb 33, Priscilla J Chubb 20, Thomas P Chubb 4, Elizabeth D Chubb 3, Edward G Chubb 1, Alice M Chubb 9 Months, George H Chubb 22, lock and safe maker, son and visitor, Sarah V Chubb 21
1872 Died at Brixton-rise, Surrey