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February 23, 2014

The Strongbox

In 1947 my father noticed a loose floorboard as he was clearing out his father's house. Lifting the board, with, I presume, the intention of fixing it, he discovered a locked strongbox. I still have that strongbox, it is still locked.

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It's a Chubb strongbox and the inscription on the key hole says: "CHUBB's NEW PATENT. 57 St Paul's Ch Yd, LONDON" Chubb's had an office at 57 St Paul's Church Yard from 1827 to 1877.

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We don't have a key, and it is a very strong strongbox. And it might have the infamous Chubb Detector Lock fitted.

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February 07, 2014

some stills from the Jim Bond documentary

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which, if you haven't seen it, is here

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February 02, 2014

Jim photographs the filming of Pin Drop

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