Who We Are

The Fettle Box is run by myself, UK stove collector Ross Mellows aka 'Spiritburner' & founder of the websites Classic Camp Stoves & Classic Pressure Lamps (& Heaters)

After many years of 'fettling' stoves & lamps I'd grown increasingly frustrated with the quality of available seals & like many collectors started to make my own.  Nitrile is the commonly used material for the rubber seals in lamps & stoves & I found seals made from this material rarely lasted a year before they turned to a black mush or had swollen & blistered.   I then discovered VITON.  This superior material was a revelation & provided the longevity & reliabily I was after.  The huge drawback was the cost.  Initially I set out to recoup some of my outlay by selling washers made from my surplus stocks.  As I was making these myself & cutting out the middle man I was able to offer VITON washers for prices comparable, often cheaper than nitrile offerings.

My seals & washers proved to be very popular so production has now increased with the use of a quality press &  tooling meaning I am still able to cut out the middle man & offer great prices to fellow collectors & enthusiast users via my online store.

I look forward to welcoming you as a customer.

Happy Fettling!


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