WW1 Great War Centenary - Manufacturing in Wolverhampton

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Chubb & Sons Ltd

The lock and safe makers had two factories on Railway Street and Wednesfield Road. Products made during WW1 included 4.5 inch HE shell, 18 pounder shrapnel shell. Gun jackets and former bar planing. Linchpin machining, Very signal pistols, mine sinkers. Armoured motor car plates. Hardening and flattening tank plates. Of the 396 employees 165 were women.

The Wednesfield Road works was demolished for housing around 2005. The Grade II listed Chubb building was rescued in the 1970s now providing leased offices and the Light House Media Centre.

SO9198 : Chubb building, Wolverhampton by Chris Allen
This Wolverhampton landmark is the former lock and safe works of Chubb & Son. The company is still in business in premises further out of town.
by Chris Allen

SO9198 : The Chubb Lock Works Building, Wolverhampton by Roger  Kidd

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