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I have a 30-button late 19th C Lachenal. When I take off the ends and separate the action plate I can access the reed pan. But the reed pan is united with the bellows frame and I can't access the back to check the back-side valves, where I suspect there is some problem. How do I get around the back?
I have a perfectly good 30 button concertina, but this past year has included some health challenges for me, so when I saw a 10 button concertina in an antique store I fell in love with its lighter weight. The problem is the reeds need checking and probably some repair. I've a good idea what might be needed BUT the bellows are glued on! From the look of it, there never was another way to attach the bellows. Was this a standard way to attach bellows on antique concertinas? Is there a way to dissolve such glue? I'm going on the hope this was a typical method of the past. If not, the little concertina will probably be useless.