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Hobbs and Co

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Brass padlock.

of Cheapside, London

1851 Business established by Alfred Charles Hobbs.

1855 Exhibited locks at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

1857 Introduced strong room

Successor presumably Hobbs, Ashley and Co

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