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  1. #1
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    Default Chubb padlock information please

    Hello all,
    Iím new to collecting padlocks and I have just come across this Chubb Padlock. Itís quite a large heavy one, Iím sure the regulars will recognise it.
    Can anyone help me with the age and approximate value please.

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    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Hi Deano351,

    What a great looking old Chubb padlock.
    I have a Chubb detector padlock (about the same size), which has a serial number starting with 172 and has been dated around 1914, so your Chubb is older.
    Some of the other members will be able to validate the date for you.

    Cheers,
    Mickthepick

  3. #3
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    Thanks Mate,
    Im thinking this one will be the start of many to come. I love the history that comes with them. And Iíve always loved mechanical things.
    Is there a database that I can search to find out as much as I can about this padlock?

  4. #4
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    Lock weight is 760g
    7cm wide
    11 cm high
    2 cm thick
    1382452 serial number

    I have been told from the old owner that this lock was from the old Emerald Qld police watch house. Used on the holding cell door until 1978-79 when the station was rebuilt and more modern keyed doors were then used.

    Would someone more knowledgeable be able to narrow the year of manufacture down at all?
    And if the background sounds legitimate.
    Thanks,
    Dean

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    Made in early 1895.

    Almost certainly not used as per the story.

  6. #6
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    Thanks so much for that Oldlock.
    It means a lot knowing how old it is.

    I have read that Chubb had a contract to supply the government with these type of padlocks around that time.
    I know itís speculation but could it have been used elsewhere in the Watch house?
    locking a room or cabinet?

  7. #7
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    Did they not use this type of padlock on the cell doors with the sliding steel bar ?
    Or do you just hear this story a lot.

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    Cell locks are a type all of their own, extremely strong, durable and well made. While I'm not saying that padlocks were never used I would lay very long odds that would not have been the case in somewhere like QLD. Furthermore - a lock that had been used many times a day for years would show every extensive amounts of wear - which your lock does not.

  9. #9
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    Makes perfect sense, thanks for clearing that up for me Oldlock.
    Cheers,
    Dean

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