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Chubb Detector Spotted in the Wild...Today!

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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:11 pm

Chubb Detector Spotted in the Wild...Today!

Hey guys. So I got a lock the other day. When I opened it up I got a bit of a surprise:

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This lock was removed from service recently but I do not know the current 'secrecy status' of it. I can tell you that it is definitely a Chubb though! Chubb make a few secret locks.
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:50 pm

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Now we want a video of you picking it!
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:34 pm

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Chubb were still making detector locks in the 60's and for govt containers (MWC) in the 70's.
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Post Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:47 pm

Re: Chubb Detector Spotted in the Wild...Today!

oldlock wrote:Chubb were still making detector locks in the 60's and for govt containers (MWC) in the 70's.


Ah, govt containers, that makes a lot of sense now. I am hoping to have it picked soon, there is a vulnerability that is pretty easy to exploit (NOT Hobbs' method) because the control lever, at some point, has to bind :-)

Would there be any interest in some Chubb Detector cutaways?
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Post Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:28 am

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Worth nothing that there are also Chubb detector locks for govt containers that were not made by Chubb. So ensure it's stamped Chubb !
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Post Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:50 pm

Re: Chubb Detector Spotted in the Wild...Today!

oldlock wrote:Worth nothing that there are also Chubb detector locks for govt containers that were not made by Chubb. So ensure it's stamped Chubb !


It has a stamp of "WLN"? Willenhall maybe?
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Post Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:44 pm

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No, it's an acronym for the maker who's name escapes me at the moment. Not Chubb made. I used to have one somewhere. Sometimes they have a keyhole guide / nozzle fitted.
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Post Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:29 pm

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So I have now seen a few more examples of this lock. Some are stamped "Chubb and Tann" while some are not...but they are clearly all the same.

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