Bellows are a vital part of a concertina. They consist of leather, linen and
card board. When an instrument
Note the cracks in the leather hinges. If the bellows are used in this
condition, chances are the strain on the
In this case the leather hinges have to be replaced.
The corners of
these bellows (belonging to an amboyna edeophone) are cracked. The old patches
Since the damage is limited to only 3 corners, the bellows can be repaired.
Besides the cracks, these bellows
After the repairs are made, the bellows are re-stained in the original color.
The repairs are hardly noticeable
The finished product. Patched, new hinges, re-stained and greased. As good as new.