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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

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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

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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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Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:50 pm

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huxleypig wrote:
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?


Wesley Laing & Neill — but i don't have the correct spelling to hand.
Large numbers of detector cupboard locks were made for the Mod over the years, and the Post Office also had some.
There are variants of Chubb detectors, and they vary between makers and over time. Tann was, as mentioned, the other prolific maker.
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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 am

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huxleypig wrote:
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?


I'd be interested in a Chubb Detector cutaway. (Not worried if it says Chubb, if that helps). Yes, can see it is an old thread, but my interest is still viable.

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:49 pm

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You were hoping to get it picked "soon". Is it picked yet? :P

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