Chubb & Sons antique box HELP !!!!

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  1. wilbanat

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    Hi Guys
    I have been a member here for some time and the amount of collective knowledge is outstanding on here.

    I am trying to find out the origin of this box I have had from my old Nan for 20 odd years. Most of my family are dead now so no one to ask my end.

    If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful. I have been told it is possibly Victorian.
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    According to this site the six digit serial number places between 1838-1882. If that's a seven it starts with then presumably towards the later date.

    The poster has his own Chubb archive site so maybe get in touch with him?

    http://www.chubbarchive.co.uk/
     
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    Gave him a call and have sent email with pictures.
    Never thought it was that old until today. Spooky really when i think how long it may have been about.
     
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    Had a look at that site already but the pictures on there are more of jewelry boxes and are a bit posher than mine :D
     
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    It looks like it has the internal dividers missing, as you can see the grooves along sides and the lines on the bottom.

    Presume it had 4 square compartments in it, so it was used to store something which needed to be kept seperate, possibly instruments/tools or tea/spices?
     
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    Thought at first a deposit box, but yeah that would make sense.
    Tea, spices, or perhaps for carrying spirits.
     

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