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Bramah [Bramma], Joseph (1749–1814), engineer and inventor of locks, was born on 2 April 1749 at Stainborough Lane Farm, near Barnsley, Yorkshire; he was the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Joseph Bramma (1713–1800), a farmer, and his wife, ...

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Chubb, Charles (1772–1846), locksmith, was born on 16 January 1772, probably at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, the third child of Charles Chubb. He had twelve brothers and sisters, with one of whom, Jeremiah Chubb (1790–1847), born on 10 June 1790, Charles was to set up in business. He served an apprenticeship as a blacksmith and moved to ...

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Charles Chubb (1772–1846) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chubb, John (1815–1872), locksmith, was born on 13 November 1815, in Portsea, the eleventh child of Charles Chubb (1772–1846), locksmith, and his wife, Maria Hayter. He served as a locksmith apprentice between about 1829 and 1835 and went into partnership with his father in the company ...

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Day [Daye], Stephen (1593/4–1668), locksmith and first printer in the British American colonies, was born in England, probably at Cambridge, and married Rebecca, née Wright (bap. 1588, d. 1658), widow of Andrew Bordman, on 24 February 1617 at St Mary-the-Less, Cambridge. He was working as a locksmith in ...